Description: Gordonstoun is famous for educating the Royal family, but its history dates much further back and was the 18th century Georgian home of the first marquis of Huntly. The school gardens consist of formal herbaceous borders, an ornamental lake and an apple orchard. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the extensive school grounds including the unique 'Round Square' former farm building (now boarding house) which has an unusual echo and can stroll down the 'silent walk' to the 17th century kirk where former students including members of the Royal Family would have worshipped. This is the only occasion when Gordonstoun opens its gates to the public.
Designed Landscape: http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/GDL00199
Directions: Entrance off B9012, four miles from Elgin at Duffus village.
Other details: Refreshments included in entry price.