Drummond Castle Gardens
Move over Ewan McGregor, there’s a new celebrity in Crieff (we’re joking obviously Ewan, don’t ever leave us. We still love you Obi Wan). It’s one of the Top 10 Things We Love… Drummond Castle Gardens.
Following their global TV premier, these A-lister gardens have caused a bit of a stir here in Crieff. The distinctive gardens were spotted on the hit series Outlander, and fans have been arriving to see King Louis XV’s castle for themselves since.
This isn’t the first time the gardens have found themselves in the celebrity limelight. Back in 1995, the shrubberies were rubbing shoulders with the likes of Liam Neeson while he played the part of Rob Roy, in the blockbuster of the same name.
Following the success of Rob Roy, the ancient formal gardens opted for a quiet life, tucked away in the Crieff countryside. But it wasn’t long before their perfect symmetry attracted more attention, and when you see them, you’ll understand why.
On your road up to the castle (only a five-minute drive from us) you’ll reach a mile-long Beech tree lined avenue. The tall trees give a rather suitable introduction to the grand gardens you’re about to see…
Looking down from the castle forecourt, you’ll see the sheer magnitude of the gardens with their perfectly manicured trees and detailed planting. Take the time to explore them and keep an eye out for the obelisk sundial (which dates back to 1630!) It was built by John Mylne, who was Chares I’s master mason, and has over 70 separate faces.
Don’t worry about leaving any of the family out, if your dog’s got a nose for a beautiful garden (or has a solid interest in celebrity culture) they’re welcome here too!