Aberdour Castle and Garden
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while Historic Environment Scotland undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle. The driveway and walled gardens are open.
This splendid ruin was once the luxurious Renaissance home and pleasure gardens of Regent Morton, in his heyday Scotland's most powerful man.
Today visitors can explore the beautiful walled gardens which include an orchard with eighteen varieties of apples, aromatherapy plants and herbs including camomile, lemon balm, rosemary and lavender, Jerusalem sage, catmint and curry plant.
No matter what the time of year there is always something interesting to see. During May there is the first flush of colour closely followed by the Globe Thistle which blooms around late July/early August. In winter visitors can see the chocolate cosmos, cotoneaster and viburnum which add intense seasonal colour and aroma. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.
How to find us
In Aberdour, 8 miles east of the Forth Bridges on the A921
Accessible by public transport. Railway a short walk from the castle.
VS rating 4 Star
- Autumn Colour
- Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
- Walled Garden
Winter Opening Hours: 1st October 2022 to 31 March 2023
Open Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm
Closed Friday to Sunday.
Admission pricesAdult: Please check the website
FacilitiesCar park Picnic area Shop Toilets Wheelchair access
Coffee available in winter, reasonable wheelchair access, bicycle rack,
Phone01383 860 519
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