Kildrummy Castle Gardens is located at the foot of the ruins of Kildrummy Castle. The entrance is actually off a little road that leads to a hotel by the same name. The man who restored the gardens actually built the house that is now the hotel.
We found it a bit confusing as to where we were supposed to park. There is a parking lot shortly after exiting the main road, but the sign there says to go to the hotel for admittance.
In reality, the entrance is through the tea shop, located just past the bridge. So, one can park in that first lot and walk to the shop.
The Gardens are run by a private trust so they do not accept any historic passes. It was well worth the small fee to get in, though.
The area is rather extensive, and the woman in the shop suggested the best way to begin the walk to enjoy the surrounds.
There are numerous walks, and species of flowers to admire. There is a small museum in the middle of the gardens that gives the history. Really, it was quite fascinating.
And, one can see the outer buildings of the castle that is owned now by Historic Scotland. Personally, I think the castle is admired far better from these gardens than it would be at ground level in the field.
The tea room had public restrooms for your convenience.
It's off the beaten track, but certainly worth stopping in to see, especially on a lovely day.
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