Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Tour Scotland Video Drummond Castle and Gardens Perthshire
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Drummond Castle and Gardens on visit South of Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. This Scottish castle is best known for its gardens, often described as the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland. The castle comprises a tower house built in the late 15th century, and a 17th century mansion, both of which were rebuilt in Victorian times. The gardens date to the 1630s, although they too were restructured in the 19th century. The lands of Drummond were the property of the Drummond family from the 14th century, and the original tower house was built over several years by John Drummond, 1st Lord Drummond of Cargill, from about 1490. In 1605 the 4th Lord Drummond was created Earl of Perth, and added to the castle. John Drummond, 2nd Earl of Perth, laid out the first terraced garden around the castle in the 1630s. The gardens were redesigned and terraced in the 19th Century. The formal gardens that you see today were replanted in the 1950s but preserve many of the original features, the ancient yew hedges and the remaining beech tree planted by Queen Victoria, commemorating her visit in 1842. The Gardens have featured in many films, TV programmes and adverts, most notably in the United Artist feature film Rob Roy and standing in for the Palace of Versailles in the Outlander series.
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