Kellie Castle has plenty to offer, inside and out. Whether your interest lies in nature, gardens, art, or fine interiors, ornate plasterwork and furniture, you’ll find much to inspire you here. Kellie Castle dates from as early as the 14th century and has magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. Completed around 1606 and once home to the Earls of Kellie, was restored by the Lorimer family in 1878.
It also contains a long-concealed mural by the celebrated Arts & Crafts pioneer, Phoebe Anna Traquair as well as artwork by John Henry Lorimer and beautiful sculptures by Hew Lorimer. The grounds and garden could easily be a day out in themselves, with acres of woodland walks, a bird hide and an abundance of nature.
The Arts & Crafts garden is packed with beautiful borders of old-fashioned roses and herbaceous plants, as well as fruit and vegetables – all grown organically.
Kellie Castle, shop and tearoom open from 1 April – 31 October, 10.30am – 5pm with guided tours of the Castle in the morning and open visiting in the afternoon. Garden and grounds open daily all year round.
For more information about Kellie Castle and The National Trust for Scotland, visit www.nts.org.uk/kellie