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Drummond Castle Gardens is one of Europe's and Scotland's most important and impressive formal gardens. Located in Perthshire near Crieff, it dates back to the 17th Century. The gardens were redesigned and terraced in the 19th Century. The formal gradens that you see today were replanted in the 1950s but preserve many of the original features, the ancient yew hedges and the remaining beech tree planted by Queen Victoria, commemorating her visit in 1842. The Formal Gardens have featured in many films and adverts, most notably in the United Artist feature film Rob Roy. Visitors are welcome to visit the gardens, although the castle remains closed to the public.
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Drummond Castle Gardens were the filming location for the gardens of Versaille in Season 2.

Visit Scotland have an Outlander filming locations page here.  

You can find a downloadable map of all Scottish locations here



British Gardens

Visit their website to find more wonderful gardens to visit in the area.


Crieff Tourist Information

For where to shop, stay, eat and what to do in Crieff ,view  the Visit Crieff website by clicking here.  They also have an up to date events page.


Crieff Walks 

There are lots of great walks to enjoy in this area. To find out more why not visit the Crieff Walks page of the Walk Highlands website.

Local Accommodation

Barley Bree Resaurant with Rooms

Just down the road from the gardens in the village of Muthill is the award winning Barley Bree – Restaurant with Rooms. We don’t have a tearoom in the gardens but Barley Bree will be happy to welcome you for some refreshment.



Ardveich House

Sleeps up to 10.

To check availability visit the Castles & Cottages website listing.

We think this house might have some of the best views in Scotland as it sits up on the hillside overlooking Loch Earn with Ben Vorlich standing guard on the southern shore, Ardveich is a traditional Scottish estate house and carries an atmosphere of welcome, history and tradition. It is in a very secluded spot with only the farm behind and then hills you are free to roam. The seclusion is a delight but you are well placed to enjoy the local village, restaurants a mere few miles away, fishing on the loch, water sports, a variety of water sports  or a visit to the Trossachs National Park. Historic Stirling is an easy day out or travel to the west coast for the day.


The interior is fresh and spacious with a particularly large sitting room with wood burner as well as a second TV/Family room with sofa bed. A delightful sun room is the spot to sit and soak up those marvellous views. A separate dining room is perfect for more formal evening meals although the spacious kitchen/dining room will readily and comfortable seat 10 as well. A downstairs WC and a utility room complete the ground floor making this a really lovely house for families or small groups.

Upstairs – four good sized bedrooms are serviced by two bathrooms


The garden is enclosed and some garden furniture and a BBQ mean you can extend your outdoor days and watch the sun set down the loch. A truly lovely house for a holiday and great value for the individuality and the views it has. One of those places you might just leave a little bit of your soul in those landscapes.


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Crieff Visitor Centre

Gift Shop, Restaurant, Garden Centre and Drovers Exhibition open every day from 9am to 5pm. Caithness Glass Workshop and Viewing Gallery open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Visit their website.



Innerpeffray Library

Discover Scotland’s oldest free, public lending library: a museum where you can literally touch the past.

Click on this link to connect to their website.



Stewart Tower Ice Cream

We sell the tasty, locally made ice cream from Stewart Tower. This forms part of the Drummond Castle Trust’s policy to support local services and suppliers wherever possible.


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