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Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Ancient aristocratic estate centred on its ancient castle, extensively remodelled in the mid twentieth century.

Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7PQ

Gordon Castle Garden of the Year
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Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • EV charging options
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
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A hidden gem situated between the River Spey and the Moray Coast, Gordon Castle Walled Garden is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets. At almost eight acres in size it is one of the oldest and largest kitchen gardens in Britain and has been lovingly restored to its former glory with a modern design by world famous designer Arne Maynard. An oasis of peace and tranquillity, the garden is also a hive of activity.

Constantly tended by a small team of dedicated gardeners, a myriad of herbs, cut flowers, fruit and vegetables are grown within its ancient walls making the garden as beautiful as it is productive. Open all year round, come and relax in the peaceful surroundings and see our gardeners hard at work, digging, sowing, hoeing and harvesting. Try delicious freshly picked produce in our award-winning café or browse a range of over 200 products in our shop, all based on the plants we grow or inspired by the Gordon Castle Estate. With a wonderful natural play area and seasonal garden trails, there is plenty for children to see and enjoy as well.

Gordon Castle itself – a magnificent 15th century house – is not open to the public but is available for exclusive use hire, fully staffed, or you can stay with us in one of our beautifully rustic and well-equipped holiday cottages. Click on the ‘Stay’ tab to find out more about accommodation and activities on the estate.

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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The Walled Garden & Children’s play area;
7 days a week – 11:00am till 4:00pm.

The Walled Garden Café & Gift Shop;
Wednesday to Sunday – 11:00am till 4:00pm.

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

The garden and café is open all year round.

The castle is not open to visitors and only open by appointment.

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7PQ

Gordon Castle Estate is conveniently situated for access by car, air, rail and bus, from Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth and beyond. The main entrance to Gordon Castle is situated at the western end of the village of Fochabers on the A96, approximately nine miles east of Elgin and twelve miles west of Keith.

Moray is served by the Inverness to Aberdeen mainline currently operated by Scotrail. There are town centre railway stations at Nairn, Forres, Elgin and Keith. Connections to the Central Belt and onward to England can be made at both Inverness and Aberdeen stations. Local bus services in Moray are operated by Stagecoach and most services radiate out of Elgin Bus Station. Stagecoach and Megabus operate frequent limited-stop services to Aberdeen and Inverness including airport stops.

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