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Address: Gordon Castle Farm Gordon Castle, Fochabers IV32 7PQ, Scotland
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+44 1343 612333
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If you're looking for a great day out in North-East Scotland, visit our...

If you're looking for a great day out in North-East Scotland, visit our beautiful Walled Garden at Gordon Castle, which is being lovingly restored to its former glory. With our cafe serving home cooked food fresh from our Walled Garden, and a children's play area about to open, it's perfect for a family day out in Speyside. The shop sells luxury Scottish gifts and traditional food and drink, handcrafted with ingredients from The Walled Garden.

Our Scottish Garden is the beating heart of this blossoming oasis, its produce supplying our family-friendly cafe within its walls. There's something for everyone, including trained fruit trees and rare plants for the avid gardener. Let the essence of this unique Scottish visitor attraction linger, bring home its summer scents in a natural bath oil; a satisfied stomach after a delicious homemade lunch in our Speyside restaurant; or simply memories that make you smile.

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Good Coffee & Scones

The walled garden is still being developed therefore there is ongoing work being done on the new beds. I do not feel it is worth paying money to wander round as most of it can be... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Marguerita M
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Cupar
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden has been a wonderful discovery. The work achieved is fantastic.I am a regular in all seasons but visit over the summer months and enjoy the variety of plants, flowers, fruit trees and veg plots. The colours will amaze!

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Thank weary121
Gordon Castle W... S, Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and ongoing support - it is hugely appreciated as we continue on our mammoth journey! See you soon. More 

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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped this afternoon for a cup of coffee and cake. We all chose something different to accompany our coffee. The gluten free lemon cake hit the right spot and brought smile to my face. Great way to spend the afternoon and admire the gardeners at work.

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Thank Trish M
Fochabers, Scotland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I went here for Christmas lunch with 20+ work colleagues. It was my first visit here and I was really impressed. It's a lovely atmosphere and the food was excellent, top class. It was the best Christmas meal we have ever had. The service was also excellent. Would definitely recommend and will be back. (Also, the whisky cask cider is... More 

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1 Thank scotchmi5t
Gordon Castle W... S, Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your christmas lunch and thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate all feedback and support. Hope to see you soon. More 

Keith, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Simply love this eatery for casual dining with friends - bright airy restaurant with fine selection of good food, friendly staff and fires. Toilets are spotless too - I always think that is a good guide to the cleanliness of a place. Children's menu is good for your young diners too. Lucky to have a restaurant like this within a... More 

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1 Thank Shorthand163
Gordon Castle W... S, Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a glowing review - we value local support and feedback so please do tell your friends :) hope to see you soon! More 

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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went for a walk round the gardens and they are quite beautiful and when the work is completed and it is a warm summers day and all the flowers, veg and tress are in full bloom it will be awesome

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Thank fax1ngton
Gordon Castle W... S, Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words - they are very kind and we wholly appreciate it! Come again soon. More 

Spey Bay,United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Never disappointed at the walled garden cafe , be it a wee espresso and a cake or lunch out. The special evenings with a theme are fun too.

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1 Thank susiepm
Gordon Castle W... S, Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Susie, we appreciate you taking the time. See you soon! More 

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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We walked around the gardens and there has been a true transformation. The staff have obviously been working hard. Lots of tips shared but also a chance to buy and eat what is grown within the gardens and produce from local prducers.

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Thank Trish M
Norfolk
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43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The cafe is fab, food is good and the staff were beyond helpful. They handled 17 of us including babies, toddlers, teenagers, parents and grand parents really well. But... Outside of the cafe, they seem to want to take your money off you for every little thing. £4.50 entrance fee to a half planted walled garden; £2.50 per child to... More 

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Thank Elle31_9
Gordon Castle W... S, Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this review

Dear Elle, The charges we apply are to support our ongoing renovation of one of Britain's largest, and oldest, walled gardens. We are not publicly funded and do rely on our visitors to make this project a reality. We are in the midst of creating an education room to tell visitors about our journey and would urge you to come... More 

Cupar
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The walled garden is still being developed therefore there is ongoing work being done on the new beds. I do not feel it is worth paying money to wander round as most of it can be seen from the entrance. There are no concealed areas. We visited the shop but did not make a purchase because of the inflated prices.... More 

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Thank Marguerita M
Gordon Castle W... S, Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this review

Dear Marguerita, I am disappointed to hear that you did not find the garden satisfactory. We apply charges to support our ongoing renovation of one of Britain's largest, and oldest, walled gardens. We are not publicly funded and do rely on our visitors to make this project a reality. I would dispute the fact that much can be seen from... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Maybe we went on the wrong day, wrong season. Idk. I had elderly, garden loving parents staying so thought this would be a lovely afternoon. Checked out website which said a donation of £4.50 each. To me, donation means optional or at least a suggestion not a definitive charge. However we had to pay that price. A small gift shop... More 

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Thank JCC_ptk
Gordon Castle W... S, Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I am disappointed to hear that your experience was not as expected and that the information online was deceiving - this has been changed. The charges we apply are to support our ongoing renovation of one of Britain's largest, and oldest, walled gardens. We are not publicly funded and do rely on our visitors to make this project... More 

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