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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. The gardens were redesigned and terraced in the 19th Century. The formal gradens that you see today were replanted in the 1950s but preserve many of the original features, the ancient yew hedges and the remaining beech tree planted by Queen Victoria, commemorating her visit in 1842. The Formal Gardens have featured in many films and adverts, most notably in the United Artist feature film Rob Roy. Visitors are welcome to visit the gardens, although the castle remains closed to the public.
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Discover Scottish Gardens

Drummond Castle Gardens is a member of this network of over 400 gardens, plant nurseries and related businesses which have come together to promote the rich diversity of our gardens to Scotland’s many visitors. Their members’ virtual garden tours and events are here

Virtual Summer Visits from 2020

Join us here for the videos we have produced whilst the gardens were closed in 2020.




Fishing Boat Hire Loch Earn

Drummond Estates offer boat hire, fishing permits, caravan pitches at Ardveich Bay, Loch Earn Perthshire. Fish for Char, Brown and Rainbow trout from the loch shores or hire one of their boats.

Click here to find out more.



Drummond Castle Gardens were the filming location for the gardens of Versailles in Season 2.

Visit Scotland have an Outlander filming locations page here.  

You can find a downloadable map of all Scottish locations here


INSTAGRAM – find us here


British Gardens

Visit their website to find more wonderful gardens to visit in the area.

Crieff Walks 

There are lots of great walks to enjoy in this area. To find out more why not visit the Crieff Walks page of the Walk Highlands website.


Click here for information on our Castle in Lincolnshire.




Click to find out more about the area.



Crieff Visitor Centre

Gift Shop, Restaurant, Garden Centre and Drovers Exhibition open every day from 9am to 5pm. Caithness Glass Workshop and Viewing Gallery open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Visit their website.



Innerpeffray Library

Discover Scotland’s oldest free, public lending library: a museum where you can literally touch the past.

Click on this link  to connect to their website.



Stewart Tower Ice Cream

We sell the tasty, locally made ice cream from Stewart Tower. This forms part of the Drummond Castle Trust’s policy to support local services and suppliers wherever possible.

Coorie Inn

Just down the road from the gardens in the village of Muthill is the award winning Coorie Inn.


View of Wee Bothy

Wee Bothy

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“A lovely, restored cottage set within castle grounds, with contemporary style, a cosy wood burner and views over the pond. A perfect romantic hideaway”.

This cosy cottage is located in the grounds of Drummond Castle, just 3 miles from the pretty market town of Crieff where you will find a lovely selection of independent shops and restaurants. There are several distilleries in the area – why not book a tour or tasting session and enjoy a dram or two? You are ideally situated for exploring both the Trossachs and the Cairngorms from here; head out and conquer one of the 282 Munros which Scotland has to offer. For keen mountain bikers, there are lots of bike tracks in the area to discover. However, you may find you cannot tear yourself away from this perfect spot, so why not head to the stunning Castle gardens, where you have complimentary unlimited access during your stay.

This pretty country cottage has been lovingly restored and offers the perfect escape for a couple looking for some time away from day-to-day life. As you enter the cottage you will find yourself in the hallway, leading to a spacious, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with a wood burner. The dining table in the window offers views over the pond as you enjoy your breakfast or evening meal. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric hob and oven and integrated fridge. Along the hall you will find the shower room with a large walk-in shower, WC and bathrobes. At the end of the hallway, you will find the spacious king-size bedroom: a tranquil place to relax and unwind.

To the rear of the cottage, you will find a lovely sunny decked area which is reached by a number of low-rise steps. Its elevated position gives you a peek across the woodland and countryside. There is a charcoal BBQ and seating to make the most of summer evenings, read or make plans for the rest of your stay. There is private parking for one car to the side of the cottage.

Dogs are also very welcome.


The cottage can only be booked via