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Castle Kennedy Gardens

  • Stranraer
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Attraction Information

Castle Kennedy Gardens are 75 acres of dramatic lochs, wild rambles and local wildlife, and all in the ruins of this once magnificent castle.  

The gardens that fill the grounds were laid down as far back as 1730 and are a treasure trove of exotic plants, the tallest trees around and an enormous lily pond. You can explore these through a variety of family trails and walks and play a few rounds of epic eye spy while you're at it!

It’s the very definition of picturesque so see if you can spot red squirrels and otters, or one of the many winged residents. The best bit: if you have any little twitchers in the family, don’t miss a chance to join a ranger and make a heart shaped bird feeder. It’s a great opportunity to get crafty and learn all about the seeds birds love to tuck into.

  • Wildlife spotting
  • Stroll through the lovely gardens
  • Make your very own bird feeder

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 


Adults: £5.50

Kids: £2.00

Family: £12:00

Concession: £4.50

Travel & Contact Information


Castle Kennedy Gardens, Sheuchan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8SL, Scotland

Phone number

01776 702 024



Click here to visit Castle Kennedy Gardens' website.


The entrance is clearly signed at the village of Castle Kennedy

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Castle Kennedy Gardens is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Castle Kennedy Gardens have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome. 

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