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Fingask Castle

Rait PH2 7SA
Mr and Mrs Andrew Murray Threipland
T:01821 670777 ext 4 & 6 andrew@fingaskcastle.com
Current Openings:
22 January - 7 March (not Friday, Saturday & Sunday), 2pm - 5pm (2024)
Admission £6.00, children free.
Nominated charity: Fingask Follies 30% & All Saints Episcopal Church 30%.
Sunday 7 April, 1pm - 4:30pm (2024)
Admission £6.00, children free.
Nominated charity: Fingask Follies 30% & All Saints Episcopal Church 30%.
Description: Scotland’s only surrealist garden: spectacular topiary staggers across the garden bumping into stone globes, marble balls, statues and a figure of Alice (in Wonderland). Other literary and historical characters are scattered among the 17th-century pleasure gardens. Bonnie Prince Charlie and his father are said to have approached the castle up the long yew avenue known as 'The King's Walk'. A 15-minute walk takes you down to the dell beneath the castle and St Peter’s Well – a stopping place for medieval pilgrims on their way to the bones of the saintly Queen Margaret at Dunkeld Cathedral. Return via a Chinese bridge, Gabriel’s bridge, an iron age fort, along a stream, past Sir Stuart’s House and back to the castle via the Old Orchard. There are large drifts of snowdrops, daffodils and flowering shrubs in season. A wollemi pine has recently been planted.
Giant 120 year old Redwoods: both Sempervirens and Giganteum
Champion Trees: Pinus wallichiana (Bhutan Pine) Metasequoia glyptostroboides and the handsome remnants of what was the largest walnut in Scotland.

Directions: Half-way between Perth and Dundee. From the A90 follow signs to Rait until small crossroad, turn right and follow signs to Fingask.

Other details: Homemade teas on 7 April only.

The listing location on a map.