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Castle Douglas Garden

The National Trust for Scotland cares for the gently sloping parkland and gardens around an 1867 mansion built by William Gordon, a Liverpool businessman. The house, fully restored in the 1930s, gives a glimpse into the daily life of a prosperous 19th-century family. The grounds demand an army of gardeners, and today many of them are students at the National Trust's School of Heritage Gardening, which has developed the variety of gardens here. Bats, ospreys, and other birds and animals share the space. Entry to the house is by timed guided tour, and it's wise to book ahead. There's an on-site restaurant.

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South of A75
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway  DG7 1RX, Scotland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Gardens £9, house and gardens £15, nature reserve free, Gardens closed Dec.–Feb., house closed Nov.–Apr.

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