Dunbeath Castle is in the far north east coast of Scotland overlooking the Moray Firth. Dunbeath is around 2 hrs drive (83 miles) from Inverness and 1 Hr drive to John O'Groats. The castle is privately owned and not open to the public. The gardens can be visited during the annual garden open day which is usually in August, or by arrangement through the estate office.
The estate has a number of holiday cottages available and the castle and gardens can also be booked for weddings.
Visit the Dunbeath Castle estate website for contact details and other information.
Dunbeath Castle has two distinct gardens, both are relatively new garden designs. Both gardens are outstanding and well worth visiting.
Beautiful roses in the castle gardens, usually as part of mixed planting.
The gardens can be visited throughout the year by arrangement, the castle is not open as it is a private residence.
Rose garden at Dunbeath Castle
Herbacous borders at Dunbeath Castle
Sundial art sculpture at Dunbeath Castle
One of the water features in the castle gardens
A simple, yet highly effective and elegant way to add another element to a garden design, with the sound of water and light reflection, within a mixed planted area.
Castle garden with mixed planted border with lilies, roses and coloured foliage shrubs
Glasshouses at the castle in the walled garden
Dunbeath Castle coastal location
Oriental garden with water feature