Christmas Opening Times - Cafe, Shop and Garden

Dec 24th – last booking 1pm – Kitchen closes at 1.30pm – Café closes at 2.00pm
Dec 25th – Closed
Dec 26th – Closed
Dec 31st - last booking 1pm – Kitchen closes at 1.30pm – Café closes at 2.00pm
Jan 1st – Closed

Opening hours from 2nd January 2019


Open every day from 10.00am - 4.00pm (last hot food orders from kitchen 2.30pm)

Telephone booking is advisable for lunch and booking is essential for afternoon tea. Call us on 01343 612317. For more information about special events please see our What’s On sectionPlease note we are dog friendly if you wish to dine alfresco or visit the gardens but we do not allow dogs inside the cafe itself.


Open every day from 11am – 4pm


Our garden and children's play area is open daily from 10am until 4pm. Included in the ticket price is entry to our education room and a guided tour with one of our gardeners (min. 10 people). Please note we do charge an entry fee for the garden and the children’s play area. This is to help us with our ongoing restoration project to restore one of Britain’s largest and oldest Walled Gardens. Read about our journey here. 

Garden entry | £3.00 (Nov - May) £6.00 (June - Oct) - under 16s free. Concessions will receive £1 off the full rate.
Children's play entry | £2.00 (Nov- March) £3.00 (April - Oct) entry per child (free up to 12 months) – supervising adults free
Dogs are welcome as long as they are well-behaved and kept on leads!


We have just launched our seasonal children's trails which will run all year round and are free with garden entry or with children's play entry. Pick your trail up in our shop or cafe and meet lots of new friends in the garden! Click here to find out more. 

How to find us

The main entrance to Gordon Castle Walled Garden is situated at the western end of the village of Fochabers on the A96, approximately nine miles east of Elgin and twelve miles west of Keith. From Perth, take the north bound A9 to Aviemore, then follow A95, A941 and A96 to Fochabers. Alternatively, follow the map below.