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Kellie Castle and Garden

Kellie Castle and Garden
Address: Pittenweem
Fife
KY10 2RF
Postcode: KY10 2RF
Telephone: Tel (01333) 720271
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Description
Kellie Castle, completed around 1606 and once home to the Earls of Kellie, was restored by the Lorimer family in 1878. The oldest tower, dating back to 1360, is said to be haunted, but today the castle is a tranquil spot. Admire the magnificent plaster ceilings and panelling, and furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. Visit the old stables, now housing an exhibition on Hew Lorimer’s life, and see his sculpture studio. Take a stroll in the magical Arts & Crafts garden and enjoy the scent of old roses and the beautiful herbaceous borders. But spare a thought for the 5th Earl of Kellie, who hid in the garden for an entire summer in a burnt-out tree stump after the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

Acquisition details
Castle, garden and 6.5ha purchased in 1970. Main contents given into the care of the Trust by the Secretary of State for Scotland. Lorimer family artifacts purchased in 1998
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