Visitor Information
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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Visitor Information

Day Tickets.

It is possible to buy discounted day tickets online. They are valid for use on any standard open day between May 1st and October 31st 2019


Buy with confidence using the TYG Tickets secure payment site.

Opening Times

Easter Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday) 1-6pm

then 1st May to 31st October – daily 1pm – 6pm
June, July & August 11am – 6pm

September & October 1pm – 6pm

Last admission 5pm. Exit gates close at 6pm.




Adult £6.00
Superadult  £5.50
Child £2.00

Family (2+3) £14.00



However the Gardens afford marvellous views of the buildings and surrounding countryside.

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Rating

Useful Information

Access for all

The gardens are built into the side of a steep hillside and several flights of steep steps provide the main access for visitors. It is therefore important that anyone with limited mobility is aware of this fact. If you do not feel up to using the steps it is possible to ask at the ticket office for directions to the entrance at the bottom of the garden. We have given serious consideration on the best way to provide access to the gardens for visitors who need to use a wheelchair.


On arrival in your car, please drive to the castle courtyard (signposted for wheelchair user parking) and ticket office. Your driver will be able to purchase tickets and obtain advice on how to get into the gardens from the potting shed access drive, where there is also a dedicated parking area. They will be given a garden map showing the best route around the garden for a wheelchair or buggy user. Please note that the gravel paths require a strong pusher and our suggested route is along firmer, grass paths. There is also a garden viewing area near the ticket office, which can be accessed upon request. Lavatory facilities available.

Please click here to view an online accessibility guide.

Magnificent Topiary Trees

Catering and Gifts

It is usually possible to purchase cold drinks and ice cream from the ticket office. Our ice cream is made locally by Stewart Tower. This award-winning company is situated near Dunkeld and is about 30 minutes’ drive from the gardens. Why not visit their ice cream parlour?


We have provided picnic benches for customers use. If you require a hot lunch, or if the weather is not suitable for al fresco, there are tearooms, pubs and restaurants in nearby villages and Crieff. Visit our links page to find out more about them.

There isn’t much space in our ticket office for a shop but we do have a limited number of postcards and soouvenirs that you can buy as a reminder of your visit.


Drummond Gardens are dog friendly. We do ask dog owners to respect other garden visitors by


Keeping their dogs on a lead at all times


Clearing up any dog mess and disposing of it in a suitable manner


We also ask dog owners not to leave their dogs in unventilated cars, especially during warm weather. A water bowl should be available near the ticket office. If you can’t see it, just ask and we will be happy to assist.