Dunninald Castle and Gardens

Set in some of Scotland's most spectacular grounds, Dunninald Castle is a superb late-style Scottish castle.

Built by James Gillespie Graham between 1819 and 1824, the current castle is heir to two previous castles on the site, giving Dunninald over 1,000 years of history. Surrounding the castle are planned gardens, designed by Thomas White during his visit in 1789. The centrepiece is a magnificent beech avenue, which was landscaped during the development of the Second Dunninald.

Visitor information

Visitors to Dunninald between the months of June and August may see bag-nets in the waters below the castle. This tradition dates to the days of 'Black Jack', the First Dunninald, when traps were set on the rocks below the castle to catch salmon.

Venue details

Dunninald Castle and Gardens Dunninald, Montrose Angus DD10 9TD 01674674842 www.dunninald.com

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass (Standard admission £6)

2 – 31 Jul

Tue – Sun, 1 – 5pm (gardens open from 12 noon)