Regardless of the time of year, Castle Kennedy Gardens are always worth a visit – on your own, with your family, your school or a group.

We welcome responsible dog owners and all friendly dogs on leads.

Explore what’s different since your last visit, have a romantic picnic by the loch, enjoy a leisurely tea in our Tea Room or let your children discover new wildlife.


Opening Information

The Gardens, Tearoom, Plant Centre and Toilets will be open daily in 2021 from:

Monday, 5th April until Sunday, 31st October.

All Castle Kennedy Garden Tickets will need to be booked and purchased online prior to arrival in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

Friends of the Gardens membership holders will also need to book a free ticket online.


Admission Charges

Ticket type Price
Adult £6.00
Adult – NHS Staff and Care Workers (Please bring your NHS or healthcare employee ID with you) £4.50
Concessions (aged 65+, full time students) £4.50
Children up to age 16 £2.00
Under age 3 Free
Families (2 adults & 2 children) £14.00
Friends of Castle Kennedy Gardens Free
Disabled Free
Groups of more than 20 10% discount
RHS members free (Member 1 only) every Thursday  




Find Us

Castle Kennedy Gardens are situated approximately five miles east of Stranraer on the A75. The entrance is clearly signed at the village of Castle Kennedy.



From the East: brown tourist sign posts along the A75 start roughly 12 miles from the Gardens.

From the North: from the A77, when you are approximately 2 miles from Stranraer, turn left onto the A751 sign posted to Dumfries. At the junction with the A75, turn left towards Dumfries. You will come to the village of Castle Kennedy after 1 mile. Turn left into the Gardens as sign posted.

Well-shaded car and bus parking is available adjacent to the entrance to the Gardens.

The nearest railway station is at Stranraer and it is an easy taxi ride for the short distance to the Gardens.

For Sat Navs please use postcode DG9 8SJ.