Scotland gardens. Historic Arbroath Abbey, Scone Palace, Blair Atholl Castle.
Crathes Castle and gardens, Balmoral Castle, Glamis Castle, Edzell and Menzies castles Scotland
Bird watching, walks, photography, visit Castles and historic attractions.
Visit Scotland Perthshire for birdwatching at Loch of the Lowes, Kinnordy.
Gardens Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Dundee, Forfar, Edzell Castles - Glamis, Blair, Braemar
, Balmoral, Crathes,
Historic Scottish monuments Heart of Scotland uk

GLAMIS CASTLE - Family home of the Earls of Strathmore.
Childhood home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Legendary setting of Shakespeare's "Macbeth".
Guided tours, gardens, shops, restaurant, play-area.

SCONE PALACE - Home of The Earls of Mansfield. The one time home of the Stone of Destiny and
Crowning place of Scottish Kings. BLAIR ATHOLL CASTLE - Seat of the Dukes of Atholl. Arms and
Armour, Lace, Paintings. Etc.

BRAEMAR CASTLE - L-plan fortress built in 1628. Used as a Hanoverian garrison post after 1745

BALMORAL CASTLE - Royal Deeside. Summer residence of the Royal Family.
Castle grounds, gardens, ballroom and coach house exhibitions open to the public.

CRATHES CASTLE - By Banchory NTS. 16th century , with remarkable painted ceilings and famous
"Gertrude Jekyll Designed" walled garden. Shop, restaurant and Visitor Centre. Grounds open all year.

EDZELL CASTLE - Ruin and Garden.

CASTLE MENZIES - Nr. Aberfeldy - an outstanding example of a 16th century "Z" plan fortified house which
visitors can fully explore. It was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies until 1918 and involved in
the turbulent history of the Highlands including giving hospitality to "Bonnie Prince Charlie" in 1746.
Family portraits, specimen pieces of furniture, a small clan museum and walled garden.

Huntingtower Castle
Remains of castellated mansion consisting of two medieval towers, linked by a second tower in 17th century.
Ceiling timbers carved with scrolls, fruit and the faces of dragons and other animals.
Fragments of colourful wall paintings remain.

Gardens
University of Dundee Botanic Garden
Dundee, DD2 1QH
9 hectare site, mainly trees and shrubs, large tropical and temperate house. Teas, plant stall.

Kinross House Gardens
Kinross, KY13 8ET
One of the finest formal gardens in Scotland, they were originally laid out and planted between
1679 and 1685. Delightful herbaceous borders, at their best in July - August, and rose garden.

House of Pitmuies Garden
Guthrie, by Forfar, Angus, DD8 2SN
Two semi-formal walled gardens, with long borders of herbaceous perennials, superb delphiniums,
old fashioned roses. Spacious lawns, lochside walks.

Hercules Garden, Blair Castle
Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL
Hercules garden is the largest walled garden under cultivation in Scotland.
Dating from the 1740s, it has recently been restored to its original layout and content.

Explorers Garden
Port-na-Craig, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5DR
A unique garden that celebrates the fascinating lives of Scotland's world famous plant collectors.
Individual gardens for each part of the world with, themed pavilions, sculpture and exhibitions.
Plant sales area.

Cluny House Gardens
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JT
Unique hillside woodland garden with many Himalayan and North American treasures featuring drifts
of Primula, Meconopsis and Lilies under a canopy of Rhododendrons, Maples and Conifers.

Bolfracks Garden
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2EX
Walled garden with borders of trees, shrubs and perennials.
Burn garden with rhododrendrons, azaleas, primula and meconopsis.

Edzell Castle and Garden (HS)
Edzell, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE
A late mediaeval tower house and beautiful walled garden laid out in 1604.
The carved decoration of the garden wall is unique in Britain.

Bell's Cherrybank Gardens
Cherrybank, Perth, PH2 0PF
Perth's brand new Visitor Centre, The Bell's Cherrybank Centre, is the home of Bell's Scotch
Whisky and Scotland's most cherished National Heather Collection.

Drummond Castle Gardens
Muthill, Crieff, Perthshire, PH5 2AA
One of the finest formal gardens in Europe, originally laid out in 1630.

Glendoick Garden Centre
Glendoick, Perth, PH2 7NS
Scotland's best rhododendron and azalea nursery with many speciality plants such as meconopsis,
trillium, kalmia and camellias. The centre is well known for its range of trees, conifers, shrubs and
herbaceous plants. Garden restaurant. Mail order catalogue.

Branklyn Garden (NTS)
Perth, Perthshire, PH2 7BB
This attractive little garden was once described as 'the finest two acres of private garden in the country'.

Christies Alpine Nursery
Downfield, Westmuir, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 5LP
Specialist alpine nursery with a superb range of hardy plants including gentians, meconopsis,
orchids, trilliums, primulas and fritillaries. Online catalogue.

HISTORIC

R.R.S. DISCOVERY - Discovery Point, Dundee. Experience 100 years aboard one of the Greatest Ships
that ever put to sea.

PICTISH STONES - Meigle Museum four miles from Glamis and Alyth.
A collection of over twenty of the finest Carved Stones.

ANGUS FOLK MUSEUM - Glamis (NTS) Housed in six charming 18c cottages. One of Scotland's finest
collections presenting a vivid insight into how the rural workforce lived.

PICTAVIA - Brechin in Angus. Discover the story of Scotland's ancient Pictish tribes.
A warrior people who left a fascinating legacy.

VERDANT WORKS - Textile Museum, brings alive the story of Dundee's once thriving jute industry.

ARBROATH ABBEY - holds a special place in Scottish history. It was here in 1320 that Scotland's nobles
swore independence from England in the Declaration of Arbroath.

CAMERA OBSCURA - (NTS) Kirriemuir. Housed within a cricket pavilion, gifted by J.M.Barrie to Kirriemuir.

J.M.BARRIE'S BIRTHPLACE - Kirriemuir. Exhibition of works of the Author.

CAPTAIN SCOTT and Dr WILSON CAIRN - N.W of Dykehead, Glen Prosen.
This replaces the original Cairn in memory of the Antartic Explorers.

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