Visit to Drummond Castle Gardens, Muthill, Crieff, PH7 4HN
After the success of last summer’s visit to the Scottish Borders, we are teaming up again with Historic Houses Association to offer a visit to Drummond Castle and Gardens in Perthshire, courtesy of the Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust. The castle is usually closed to the public, but on this occasion we will have access to the castle, keep and gardens.
Home to the Drummond family since the fourteenth century, the earliest surviving part of the gatehouse keep dates from the late fifteenth century with additions made around the time of the first laying out of the formal terraced garden c.1630 and later. The spectacular terraced garden, one of the most famous gardens in Scotland, with its seventeenth century origin and nineteenth century restoration, is built into the side of a steep hillside below the keep and castle, accessed by several flights of steps. It is important that anyone with limited mobility is aware of this.
The cost will be £25 per person. If you would like to attend please download and complete the booking form and return the slip with your cheque (payable to HHA Scotland) to Lois Bayne-Jardine, Humbie Mains, Humbie, East Lothian EH36 5PW or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please include an email address for confirmation of your place.
We will meet at 10.45am for coffee before touring the keep and castle, followed by a garden tour. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the extensive gardens.