The Gardens of Castle Kennedy and Lochinch Castle

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Lochinch Castle is home to the Earl and Countess of Stair and its landscaped grounds, together with the Castle Kennedy Gardens, extend to some 75 acres which are beautifully located between two natural lochs. The gardens are situated about four miles east of Stranraer and are open daily between 1st April and 30th September. A delightful walled garden may be discovered behind the ruinous old castle and there are colourful borders before the present castle. Additionally, there is a huge circular lily pond and spectacular spring displays of rhododendrons and azaleas around the grounds, which offer pleasant walks and fine vistas. There is an admission charge to the gardens.

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Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Common or Park


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Public Transport, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
11/07/2011 - Shaun McKittrick

Lovely grounds to walk round and very dog friendly. When we arrived on a busy Sunday, there was a fresh water bowl sitting for dogs just beyond the entrance. Paid £5.00 each in. You are given a more detailed map of the grounds, better than the OS one and it's possible to extend the walk / visit other attractions with ease.