Dunninald Castle & Gardens

Baronial mansion built by preeminent Scottish architect, James Gillespie Graham.

Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TD

Dunninald Castle

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Free for members
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
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Dunninald Castle is a family home with an acclaimed walled garden, set in a planned landscape of woods and wild garden. Dunninald was built in 1824 by the architect James Gillespie Graham in the Gothic Revival style.

Guided tours of the castle explain the history of the house, the collections of

furniture, paintings and displays of fine needlework photographs and memorabilia, examples of fine plasterwork and trempe l’oeil are also on show. Tours take approximately 40 minutes and start on the hour and half hour.

Snowdrops in Spring and bluebells in May carpet the woods and wild garden. At its best in July, a highlight of Dunninald is the walled garden. Set a short walk from the house, at then end of a beech avenue the walled garden is south facing with a curved wall, and planted with traditional mixed borders, vegetables, soft fruits, fruit trees and a greenhouse.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Gardens open – no prebooking required.

May, June, Sunday Mondays Tuesdays  1-5pm

July  Daily 1-5pm

August: Sundays Mondays Tuesdays 1-5pm

Castle tours:

17 & 18 June and 8-30 July, 2pm and 3pm, pre booking advised
5 & 6 August 2pm and 3pm, pre booking advised or 01674 672031


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults £10
Under 16s Free
Gardens only £5
HH Members free with card.

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Group Visits

Groups are asked to book in advance and are welcome to visit the gardens throughout the year.

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Getting here

Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TD

Dunninald Castle and Gardens is located three miles south of Montrose, ten miles north of Arbroath, signposted from A92.

The nearest train station Montrose, 3 miles away. We are also on the National Cycle Network 1 NCN 9.

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