Kellie Castle and Garden

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Kellie Castle is a very fine example of the domestic architecture of Lowland Scotland. The oldest part is believed to date from 1360, but the building in its present form is mainly 16th- and early 17th-century and was completed about 1606. Sympathetically restored by the Lorimer family around 1878, it contains magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. New exhibition commemorating Hew Lorimer's life and work. Audio tour of garden. The layout of the organic walled garden is 17th-century with late Victorian additions and contains a fine collection of old-fashioned roses, fruit trees and herbaceous plants. Display in summer-house on history of walled garden. The castle, garden (restored by Mr and Mrs Hew Lorimer and the Trust) and 6.5 ha (16 a) were purchased in 1970; the main contents were given into the care of the Trust by the Secretary of State for Scotland. In 1998 the Trust purchased the Lorimer family artifacts.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Castle, Good Friday to Easter Monday and 1 Jun to 30 Sep, daily 1-5.
Tearoom, same dates but opens at 12.
Garden and grounds, all year, daily 9.30-sunset.

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Kellie Castle and Garden
KY10 2RF



01333 720271


01333 720326

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