Banner Image of Culross Palace, courtesy of National Trust For Scotland.
A region of rolling hills and dramatic landscapes, we also have very green fingers. There are a host of formal gardens which thrive in our temperate climate such as Drummond Castle Gardens with its parterres, kitchen garden and glasshouses, It’s said to be one of Scotland’s finest gardens.
At Edzell Castle Garden they weren’t content with planting just the ground. They created a chess board effect in the actual castle walls where blue and white bedding plants in summer give an outstanding and unique vertical garden.
The title of Culross Palace is a slight overstatement, but for this merchant who built this house in the late 16th century, his home was his palace. The garden, frequently listed as a gardening editor’s favourite is as it would have been when it was created with herbs, mulberry, quince and fig trees and a flock of hens roam free. The garden in small leaving you plenty of time to explore the cobbled streets of step gabled houses which have appeared many times in Outlander.
Want to feel like lord of your own manor, then the glorious exclusive use venue Kinross House offers not only up to 48 beds, but 100 acres of parkland and gardens, a private island with ruined castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and a day spa.