Castle Kennedy Gardens | Day Out With The Kids

Castle Kennedy Gardens

Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

  • Outside view of Castle Kennedy Gardens in Stranraer
  • Families at Castle Kennedy Gardens in Stranraer
  • Ruins of Castle Kennedy Gardens in Stranraer

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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

The entrance is clearly signed at the village of Castle Kennedy


Click here to visit Castle Kennedy Gardens's website
01776 702 024

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 


Adults: £5.50

Kids: £2.00

Family: £12:00

Concession: £4.50

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Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.