A mile of beech-lined avenue leads to a formidable ridge top castle, currently the seat of Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, daughter and heir of The 3rd Lord Ancaster who, together with his wife Nancy Astor, replanted the gardens in the 1950s.

The visit will be of several parts. In the morning attendees will be split into 2 groups: the first will be given a guided tour around the 17th century mansion whilst the second will be guided around the late 15th century keep, or tower house, by the stonemason who has recently repaired it. After tea/coffee the groups will be reversed.

Then, after eating a packed lunch (outside if the weather allows, or in the Keep if it is less clement) attendees are free to wander around the magnificent gardens, which have been described as Scotland’s most important formal terraced gardens, among the finest in Europe - stout footwear recommended

Meet at Haddington Corn Exchange.

This event has been organised by the Lothians Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Drummond Castle, Keep and Gardens

Crieff, PH7 4HZ

Entry details

£45 (includes transport, guided tours, tea/coffee. BYO packed lunch)

To book, please contact Jane Stodart on lothians@artfund.org.uk or call 01620892891

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