Castles & Gardens Tour
Scotland is fortunate to have a wonderful selection of castles and gardens. This
three day tour with two nights on Royal Deeside, starts and ends in Edinburgh.
We will be visit:
Glamis Castle one of the most haunted castles in the country was birthplace of the late Queen mother.
Dunnottar Castle, original home to the Earl Marischals of Scotland, is possibly the most impregnable
and formidable medieval castle in Britain.
Crathes Castle and gardens. Standing against a background of rolling hills, this baronial home has
wonderful interiors and a stunning walled garden.
Pitmedden Gardens. A classic example of a seventeenth century walled garden. It has over 6 miles of
clipped box hedging. The parterres are a masterpiece of intricate patterns and sparkling colours.
Fyfvie Castle. Has an extraordinary history and has one of the most impressive interiors of any Scottish baronial home.
Craigievar Castle. A pink fairy tale castle, which is my family's ancestral home! It is
considered to be the perfect example of a seventeenth century tower house in Scotland.
Drum Castle. A fourteenth century tower with a Jacobean mansion, which has fascinating interiors,
and a historic rose garden.
Edzell Castle. A medieval red sandstone castle with a famous renaissance walled garden resplendent
with heraldic sculptures and carved panels.
Scone Palace. One of Scotland's most important stately homes. Fifteen hundred years ago it was the
capital of the Picts. In the intervening centuries it was the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including
Macbeth and Robert The Bruce.
Branklyn Gardens. A magical experience. Ramble through a two acre hillside garden with rare species,
exotic plants and curious cultivars. It will demonstrate what can be achieved in a country renowned for its