Kincardine Castle

It feels like ages since we last spent a Sunday afternoon exploring a castle but today the gardens at Kincardine Castle in Aberdeenshire were open to the public so we went to have a look.

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The castle is a beautiful Victorian building designed by architects Niven and Wigglesworth and positioned on a hilltop overlooking Royal Deeside. The view was gorgeous.

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Castle gardens are wonderful places and the garden at Kilcardine did not disappoint me. I particularly liked seeing this old tricycle which I think is a Pashley Pickle.

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They had an activity for children and here’s Daniel diligently recording his discovery.

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Elizabeth found a treasure too!

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They had the best laburnum walk I have ever seen – although truth be told I’ve never seen one before – but this would probably be the best even if I had.

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Elizabeth had her face painted.

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They even had chooks.

 

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