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Professor James Lorimer discovered the castle when on a family holiday. It was a virtual ruin when he and his family moved into the castle in 1878
Garden and Estate: all year, daily 9.30-6 or dusk if earlier (garden).
Castle and Shop: 23 Mar to 31 May, Sat-Wed 12.30-5 (but open Good Friday 29 Mar); 1 Jun to 1 Sep, daily 12.30-5; 4 Sep to 30 Oct, Sat-Wed 12.30-5. Last tour 4.15.
Tearoom, same dates 10.30-5, last orders 4.30.
May Bank Holidays: We will be open on Friday 3 May and Friday 24 May.
Visits outside these times for pre-booked parties by arrangement with property.
Groups over 12 must book in advance.
Tel. 0844 493 2184