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“Entertaining Bird Feeding Station”

Kildrummy Castle Gardens
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Alford
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are just before the castle entrance and the signage is quite confusing.
Once you pull off the main road park on the LHS of the driveway and walk over the bridge. The entrance to the garden is on the right with a bird feeder station at the entrance.
Impressive gorge and river feature gardens with great views of the castle on the hill above.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Seen from the back room the garden looks lovely, but when you walk through it, the garden is even more beautiful. Small stream,
Quirky objects, and you end up near the ruins.

Thank Leafy614
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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.

Thank geismom
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Very beautiful Gardens hidden away in a former quarry with stunning trees and other flora and a fascinating little museum....as many have already said a hidden gem

Thank ballaterach2
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We found this by accident but what a lovely spot - even on a rather damp day! The gardens range from woodland to shrubbery, greenhouse and waterside walks. It's run by volunteers and also has an excellent little tea room. A peaceful spot and well-worth the entry fee.

Thank jane j
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