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Castle Kennedy Gardens

Type:Historic House / Palace

Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, DG9 8SL
Castle Kennedy Gardens

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Famous 75-acre gardens situated between two large natural lochs. Ruined Castle Kennedy at one end overlooking beautiful herbaceous walled garden; Lochinch Castle at the other. Proximity to the gulf-stream provides an impressive collection of rare trees, including 20 Champion Trees, magnolias, and spectacular rhododendron displays. Guided walks, children's activities, theatre, falconry, gift shop, plant centre - a 'must-visit'.

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.


Road Directions

3 Miles East of Stranraer

Accessible by Public Transport: Stranraer station is 0 miles away.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Gift shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Opening Times

Gardens & Tearoom 2019 Opening Times (29 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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