To do in Scotland

Drummond Castle Gardens

The beautiful Drummond Castle Gardens were first laid out in the 17th Century, and though a simpler planting is in place today, it still retains the atmosphere of grander days, with peacocks lending an aristocratic air to the setting. The Gardens are just a 20 minute drive away from the Four Seasons, and we have a range of accommodation to suit groups of different size and budget.

The Gardens draw in the surrounding countryside, while fountains, terracing and urns make it a delightful place to relax and unwind. At the centre is an impressive multiplex sundial, carved by Charles I's master mason in the 1630s, when there was great interest in astronomy and sundials were the only accurate way of telling the time.

The Castle itself is set on a ridge, and terraces step down the hill to the south, while a large parterre takes the form of Scotland's flag, the St Andrew's cross, centred on the aforementioned sundial. The Castle is not open to the public, but the Gardens afford marvellous views of the buildings and surrounding countryside.

The Drummond Gardens are dog-friendly, meaning you can bring along your four-legged friend on a stroll through the facilities. Group bookings are also available, while the purchase of cold drinks and ice cream can be done at the ticket office.

To book accommodation in Perthshire to visit the Drummond Castle Gardens, please fill in the availability form on the right or call us on 01764 685 333.