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Castle Kennedy Gardens

 
Gardens and Nurseries
Stranraer

Castle Kennedy Gardens is one of Scotland`s finest gardens.

The gardens are a hidden treasure in South West Scotland – a perfect haven for relaxing and exploring.

Castle Kennedy Gardens are near Stranraer and extend to 75 acres. An elaborate series of terraces and sculptures can be found forming stunning patterns of curves and banks.

The gardens at Castle Kennedy date back as far as the 1730 s. There are colourful displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and embothriums. Also many rare and exotic plants, 20 champion trees and the romantic ruins of Castle Kennedy. The 150 year old Monkey Puzzle Tree Avenue is just one of many avenues planted with a single tree species.

Castle Kennedy Gardens hold a number of events throughout the season.

Open Air Theatre productions are also held and full details of these events can be found in their website.

EAT AND SHOP

Perhaps you would like a light snack or add something to your picnic? A gift for friends? A keepsake plant for your own garden?

Our Tea Room, Gift Shop and Plant Centre offer a range of items which might tickle your fancy.

You can visit the tea room without paying admission to the gardens.

Castle Kennedy Gardens form part of the Gardens of Galloway – Scotland`s Garden route.

The gardens are open daily 31 March to 31 October.

 

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Castle Kennedy
Stranraer
DG9 8BX

01776 702024 / 01581 400225

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ADMISSION CHARGES
Ticket type Price
Adult £6.00
Adult – NHS Staff and Care Workers (Please bring your NHS or healthcare employee ID with you) £4.50
Concessions (aged 65+, full time students) £4.50
Children up to age 16 £2.00
Under age 3 Free
Families (2 adults & 2 children) £14.00
Friends of Castle Kennedy Gardens Free
Disabled Free
Groups of more than 20 10% discount
RHS members free (Member 1 only) every Thursday

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Castle Kennedy
Stranraer
DG9 8BX

Directions

From the East: brown tourist sign posts along the A75 start roughly 12 miles from the Gardens.

From the North: from the A77, when you are approximately 2 miles from Stranraer, turn left onto the A751 sign posted to Dumfries. At the junction with the A75, turn left towards Dumfries. You will come to the village of Castle Kennedy after 1 mile. Turn left into the Gardens as sign posted.

Well-shaded car and bus parking is available adjacent to the entrance to the Gardens.

The nearest railway station is at Stranraer and it is an easy taxi ride for the short distance to the Gardens.

For Sat Navs please use postcode DG9 8SJ.

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