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Dunninald Castle & Gardens

Beautiful wild and walled gardens on the Angus coastline.

  • 4.5

  • from 59 Google reviews

Castle with large drive and lawn
Castle with large drive and lawn

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About the garden

With over 100 acres of grounds (referred to locally as the property’s ‘policies’) and a rich variety of both wild and cultivated spaces to explore, Dunninald is a very special family residence which is open to the public in the summer months. Situated on the Angus coastline, just 3 miles south of Montrose, vast gardens extend outwards from the gothic castle, which is from the early 19th century, but the estate itself dates back at least 1000 years.

When the property opens in spring time, the wild garden is not to be missed, with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, but it’s also worth noting that the area is home to some of the UK mainland’s few remaining wild Red Squirrels.

In summer, the south-facing walled garden is a perfect spot to soak up the sunshine, rich in colour and varied in plants throughout the summer season. At the end of a great beech avenue, the high walls enclose a sheltered space which is planted with traditional mixed borders, roses, vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and soft fruits - there’s even a greenhouse. Visitors will be also delighted by the ornate entrance gate, with ironwork symbolising each of the 4 home nations.

Opening times

May: Sunday - Tuesday 1 - 5PM June: Sunday - Tuesday 1 - 5PM July: Daily 1 - 5PM August: Sunday - Tuesday 1 - 5PM

Useful details

Garden area

100 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).



Angus, DD10 9TD

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Dunninald Castle & Gardens
DD10 9TD
Sat Nav Postcode
DD10 9TD
Public Transport
1 mile.
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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 59 Google reviews

Mick Ryan

6 months ago


Visited out of hours and walked the woodland and wall Garden which very well maintained and beautiful

Fidelma Cook

5 months ago


Great tour of the Castle. Wonderful woodland walk afterwards and the gardens are beautiful. Lots of ideas there for the amateur gardener. And honey available from the hive there.

Lorraine Allaway

3 years ago


Loved our visit, hadn't known castle tours were closed, this however didn't spoil our visit walked round the walled garden taking loads of photos with my grand children who had a brilliant time. Looking forward to a return visit for castle tour, and woodland walk.

D Hamilton

4 years ago


A wee Gem of a Castle and Gardens nestled away in the Angus countryside, well worth a visit you won't be disappointed.

John & Shiona Smith

a year ago


A hidden gem. Delightful woodland walks and walled gardens. Amazing bluebell woods, lots of rhododendrons, promise of lots of summer colour to come. Check website for opening times. £5 entrance but on Gardener's World 2 for 1 deal so remember your card..!

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01674 672031

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