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Brief description of site

The site comprises the ruins of a 13th-century castle, a small amount of parkland and richly-planted quarry gardens associated with an early-20th-century house, which is now a hotel. The gardens were created in the ancient quarry and are made up of several large pools and magnificent rockwork, with a bridge spanning the ravine. There is waterside planting, an alpine garden and a wide variety of shrubs and trees.

Brief history of site

The original designed landscape around the castle was laid out by John Gordon.

Location information:

Address: Kildrummy Castle, Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA

Locality: Kildrummy

Local Authorities:

Aberdeenshire

Historical County: Aberdeenshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 37 Grid Ref: NJ 455164
Latitude: 57.2351 Longitude: -2.90448

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily between April and October.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: 1739

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 10

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