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A great chance find !

A chance find when driving through from Aviemore to Aberdeen - a hidden gem for just £5 and even... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Kent UK
Not open but we managed a wander around

Stopped to see the gardens and castle - discovered they were closed but managed a brief walk around... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Grant N
Havelock North, New Zealand
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Kildrummy, Alford AB33 8RA, Scotland
+44 1975 571203
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

A chance find when driving through from Aviemore to Aberdeen - a hidden gem for just £5 and even this time of year there was plenty to see and the lake/bridge was very picturesque. Even saw a red squirrel !

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Stopped to see the gardens and castle - discovered they were closed but managed a brief walk around on the driveway. The gardens look excellent with a very fine bridge over the stream and everything was very peaceful. Walked up to the Hotel which was...More

Thank Grant N
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I had read about this garden on TripAdvisor so put it on the list of gardens to visit on our Scotland trip. When we arrived there was no coffee available as the power had gone off. However the lady there gave us great directions for...More

1  Thank R W
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Found this attraction by chance and late in the day but all was good. We were able to go in and walk the gardens which were breathtaking. The lady gave an explanation of a route to follow which was easy to understand. We could even...More

1  Thank kazwo
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

These are wonderful tranquil gardens, well worth a visit. Despite the hard winter, the Gardens are lovely with a great array of plants and shrubs. The head gardener and his team are doing a fantastic job and have to be commended for their work. While...More

Thank jaycee290941
Reviewed 30 March 2018

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...More

1  Thank 938fjg
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
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank geismom
Reviewed 15 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
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...More

Thank jane j
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