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Castle Kennedy and Lochinch Gardens

A nineteenth century castle with a great woodland garden and a ruined castle. It stands on a peninsula between the Black Loch and the White Loch. The garden was laid out by the 2nd Earl of Stair, with work carried out by the Royal Scots Greys and the Inniskilling Fusiliers. Stair was a Field Marshall and the garden and has 'military' grass terraces and a 2 acre circular lily pond. There is a network of avenues and the garden is best understood as a Scots interpretation of Bridgeman's style.
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Stair Estates, Rephad, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 8BX

Easter to September. Daily. Open 10am to 5pm.

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