WINTER OPENING TIMES
CAFE AND GARDEN - Open every day from 10.00am - 3.00pm
SHOP - Open every day from 11.00am - 3.00pm
Click here for our latest menu. 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 section. Please 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.
Christmas opening hours
24th December - OPEN
25th & 26th December - CLOSED
27th - 30th December - OPEN
31st December - OPEN
1st January - CLOSED
2nd January - OPEN
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 (minimum 10 people to qualify for group tour), please phone us at 01343 612312 or email Ed our Head Gardener at email@example.com to book. 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 - March) £6.00 (April - 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!
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. Coming from Elgin, once you pass Baxters take the next right and the roundabout then first left through the castle arches. From Keith, take the first exit at the roundabout into Fochabers and follow through the village until you see the arches on your right hand side. From Perth, take the north bound A9 to Aviemore, then follow A95, A941 and A96 to Fochabers.
*Top tip - being in the Scottish Highlands postcodes tend to cover a large radius so please don't rely on your SatNav to get you here! If you get lost or aren't sure don't worry, just call us on 01343 612317 and we will do our best to help.
Once in the castle grounds follow the signs for Gordon Castle Walled Garden unless you are a castle or cottage guest in which case follow your checking-in instructions that have been sent to you.