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  Castle Kennedy, 2015.
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An outstanding garden set in the grounds of two castles. 2mile garden walk including two lochs.
Impressive rhododendron display in Spring.
A walled garden, at it's best in Aug. and Sept.
One of the castles is a ruin and was burnt down in 1716 and the other, Lochinch,(built in 1864) is the home of Earl and Countess Stair. It has a sunken garden and is a very impressive looking building.
There is a tea room and a plant shop.
Really, you could have spent all day here, wandering around and enjoying the beautiful landscape.

Open daily from Easter until end Sept. 10am. to 5 pm.

We loved Castle Kennedy Gardens, the 2 mile walk between castles is stunning. It was interesting to see the different types of gardens created.
Lochinch Castle was a spectacular building; who wouldn't have liked to live there???

HAD A REVISIT HERE IN 2015 AND LOVED THE PLACE EVEN MORE.
SPECIAL PARKING AREA FOR MOTORHOMES.
WE SPENT HOURS WANDERING AROUND AND SITTING AND ADMIRING NATURE. THIS TIME WE WERE CHILD FREE SO COULD TAKE AS LONG AS WE LIKED.

Address: Stair Estates,Rephad,Stanraer, DG9 8BX
Directions: 2/3 of a mile before Stranraer, off the A75.
Website: http://www.castlekennedygardens.co.uk

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  • Updated Jul 15, 2015
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