Drummond Castle Gardens to remain closed

The Trustees of Drummond Castle Gardens have confirmed that due to the ongoing restrictions around the COVID19 pandemic, and to maintain the safety of both their staff and visitors, the Gardens will not be opening to the public this year.

Sebastian Miller, the Managing Trustee, said “It is with regret that we have taken the extremely difficult decision not to reopen Drummond Castle Gardens to the public this year. We know this will come as a disappointment to our visitors and staff, but due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we feel this is the right option to take.  The safety of our team, our visitors, and our suppliers are of paramount importance to us.

We will be using this time to carry out essential maintenance in the Gardens, and some restoration work on elements of the stonework.  We will look forward to opening the Gardens again in the spring of 2021 if circumstances permit.”

Drummond Castle Gardens is one of Europe’s and Scotland’s most important and impressive formal gardens.  Located in Perthshire near Crieff, it dates back to the 17th Century and has featured in many films, TV programmes and adverts, most notably Rob Roy starring Liam Neeson and more recently doubling for Versailles in the Outlander series.

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