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Kellie Castle & Garden

Victorian style comes to the fore in fine artworks, ornate plasterwork and an Arts & Crafts garden.
Kellie Castle dining room with wall tapestry and paintings
  • Discover how the castle was saved from ruin in the late 19th century by a family of architects and artists.

  • Breathe in the heady scents in the Arts & Crafts garden, filled with the fragrance of old roses.

  • Admire the majestic library ceiling – one of the oldest ornamental plaster ceilings in Scotland.

  • Discover the long-concealed mural by Phoebe Anna Traquair.

  • Visit the stables, where there is an exhibition on sculptor Hew Lorimer’s life and see his sculpture studio.

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About this place

Medieval atmosphere meets Victorian style at Kellie Castle. The oldest parts date back to the 14th century, but the whole interior was overhauled in the late 19th century by the Lorimers, a famous artistic family.

Crow-stepped gables and fairytale stone towers form the outer frame, while indoors elaborate plaster ceilings and painted panelling lie alongside fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, who spent much of his childhood at Kellie. 

Outside, take a wander through the Arts & Crafts garden with its magnificent herbaceous borders, filled with the heavy scent of old roses, along with fruit and vegetables which are all grown organically.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Silver