Drummond Castle Gardens

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Drummond Castle Gardens are situated 21 miles west of Perth, 3 miles south of Crieff.

The Gardens can be visited on Easter Weekend then from 1st May to 31st October. Postcode: PH7 4HN

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The image top is of the the entrance to Drummond Castle.



The second image is from the Castle looking over the Gardens. Large Image.

These are one of the most impressive gardens in Scotland with a number of Marble Statues throughout, Glasshouse and Woodland Walks. Large Image from the Gardens to the Castle.

Drummond Castle History

1490 - John Drummond, 1st Lord Drummond of Cargill, gained control of these Lands and built the original Tower House.

1605 - the 4th Lord Drummond was created Earl of Perth. The Earl extended the Castle.

1630s - the 2nd Earl had the first Garden designed in front of the Castle.

1653 - the Castle was taken by the army of Oliver Cromwell during the British Civil Wars.

1660 - King Charles II Stuart was restored to the throne of Great Britian, ending the Civil Wars.

1680s - the 4th Earl was Lord Chancellor of Scotland for King James VII. The Earl began the building of the Mansion House next to the Castle at that time.

1689 - the 4th Earl had to Flee to France after James VII was overthrown in the Glorious Revolution by his daughter Mary and her Husband William of Orange.

James VII Stuart was overthrown after converting to Catholic. This set off the Jacobite Risings as many people wanted the Catholic Stuart's returned to the Throne.

1715 & 1745 - the Drummond's supported the Jacobite Risings.

1746 - the Jacobite's were defeated at the Battle of Culloden. This was the last Jacobite Battle with Scots then stopped from wearing Tartan and owning weapons. Many Jacobite Clans also had their Properties and Land taken from them by the State

1750 - Drummond properties were taken by the State.

1784 - Captain James Drummond, 1st Baron Perth, bought back Drummond Castle.

1830s - James Drummond's daughter Sarah and her Husband had the Gardens that can be seen today laid out.

1842 - Queen Victoria visited the gardens.

1842 to 1853 - the upper floors of the tower house were rebuilt and heightened.

1878 - the mansion was re-designed for the Drummond's by George Turnbull Ewing.

1950s - the 3rd Earl of Ancaster and his wife, Nancy Astor, replanted the gardens.

Today - the castle is owned by the 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, daughter of James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster.

Official website:
drummondcastlegardens.co.uk

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