Ellon Castle Gardens

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Ellon Castle Gardens is a tranquil secret garden in the centre of the small town of Ellon. Up until very recently, it had only been seen by a very few people, as it was the private walled garden of the historic Ellon Castle, which sits overlooking the town. The garden was recently gifted to the people of Ellon and is being restored and developed by a charitable trust and a committed group of volunteers. The aim is to create a beautiful and unique visitor attraction, which tells the story of this historic location, whilst constantly evolving to reflect the changing seasons and provide a reason to return.

As well as the ruins of the 15th Century Castle, the beautiful floral displays and abundant fruit trees, the garden has some of the oldest and largest yew trees in Scotland, which are believed to be at least 500 years old, and which provide a shady canopy under which to relax and enjoy the views.

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  • Opening Times
    Open February - November. For hours see our website.
    Closed for the winter except for special events, opening mid-February.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Tours
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Assistance for Walking

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