The 13th-century fortified tower was developed in the 16th century and extended by Cromwell in the 17th century. Lady Mary Louise, 6th Duchess of Montrose, lived here until 1957.
Some furniture dates from the 17th century, with superb paintings, porcelain and silver collected by the Hamiltons. The woodland garden, begun in 1923 by the Duchess, is now home to an internationally acclaimed rhododendron collection. The award winning walled garden dating from 1710 that has been restored as an Edwardian garden is perhaps the finest of any castle in Scotland. You can know more about the gardens in a new audio tour. The Country Park has waymarked trails, woodlands, waterfalls, gorges, wildlife ponds, a nature room and wildlife garden, restored ice-house and adventure playground.
Castle: 30 March to 31 Oct, daily 114.30 (closes 3.30 in Oct). Country Park: all year, daily 9.30sunset. Reception Centre, Shop and Walled Garden: 30 March to 31 Oct, daily 104.30, 1 Nov to 21 Dec Fri/Sat/Sun 103.30. Restaurant: 30 March to 31 Oct, daily 115. GOATFELL: all year, daily.
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