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Dunrobin Castle Gardens
April 29, 2016, 9:20 am
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Dunrobin Castle Gardens 1Inspired by the gardens at the Palace of Versailles, Dunrobin Castle’s gardens were designed and built by the architect Sir Charles Barry, the designer of the Houses of Parliament, in 1850.

Dunrobin Castle Gardens 2

Dunrobin Castle Gardens 3The formal gardens below the castle are arranged in two parterres around circular pools with fountains.

Dunrobin Castle Gardens 4Although it is located in the north east of Scotland, the gardens still benefit from the warmth of the Gulf Stream as it sweeps through the Pentland Firth and into the North Sea.

Dunrobin Castle Gardens 5Dunrobin Castle Gardens 6Due to its sheltered position between the castle and the sea, the garden is able to support a surprising range of plants.

More information on the castle can be found at Dunrobin Castle.

Dunrobin Castle Gardens 7

Dunrobin Castle Gardens 8


6 Comments so far
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Beautiful images! Are those chestnut trees in the middle?

Comment by Chips Off the Old Block

Not sure. I’ll check next time I visit.

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Comment by the dune mouse

Beautiful photos! Looks like an enjoyable stroll. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

Comment by Amy

Superb Castle,amazing topiaries in the surrounding gardens!

Comment by DG MARYOGA

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