A close up of a flower garden

Dunninald Castle & Gardens

Dog friendly
Disabled facilities


Beautiful wild and walled gardens on the Angus coastline.

About Dunninald Castle & Gardens

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.

Garden Facilities

Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Car Park (Free), Historic Home, Castle

Garden Features

Winter: Snowdrops
Spring: Bluebells, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders
Year-Round: Walled Garden, Formal Garden, Kitchen Garden, Vegetable Garden, Woodland Walk, Greenhouses/Glasshouses

Tickets & Discounts

Day ticket prices: Adults £5, Children (U16s) Free.
Memberships accepted:
  • Gardeners' World 2 for 1
  • Historic Houses (HHA)
  • Others: National Art Fund (2 for 1).

Good to Know

  • Dog Walking: Yes - Dogs on leads.
  • Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
  • Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
  • Public Transport: Yes - 1 mile.
  • Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using DD10 9TD.
  • Last Entry: An hour before 'Closing Time'.
  • Size of Site: 100 Acres.
  • Profile Information: Last updated by Dunninald Castle & Gardens in 2021.
Please check the latest COVID-19 guidance before your visit.
May: Sunday - Tuesday 1 - 5PM June: Sunday - Tuesday 1 - 5PM July: Daily 1 - 5PM August: Sunday - Tuesday 1 - 5PM

Find Us

Montrose Angus GB DD10 9TD

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