The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Threave Garden

  • South of A75 Map It
  • Castle Douglas
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

The National Trust for Scotland cares for the gently sloping parkland around the 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 family in the 19th century. The foliage demands the employment of many gardeners, many of them students at the National Trust's School of Heritage Gardening based on the estate, hence the variety of gardens you may find here. Entry to the house is by timed guided tour, and it's wise to book ahead. There's an on-site restaurant.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • Gardens £7.50, house and gardens £12.50

Published 05/04/2017


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