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Aberdour Castle And Garden

Boasts a delightful walled garden and terraces with beehive-shaped dovecot.

Aberdour Castle And Garden

The 12th century fortified residence of Aberdour was extended by the Douglases in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

It boasts a delightful walled garden and terraces with beehive-shaped dovecot.


Guided Tours
Guided tours available in the summer months. Please phone Aberdour Castle for details.


Access is limited to part of the ground floor which includes a tearoom, the walled garden and the upper terrace to the south of the castle. Upper floors and terraces are not suitable for visitors using wheelchairs or with limited mobility as access is by turnpike stairs.

Gravel paths to the gardens/grounds can be difficult for visitors using wheelchairs, however access is possible with assistance and for more mobile visitors.

Visitors to the walled garden can enjoy its scented flowers.

Parking adjacent to property. Parking may be limited on occasion, in this instance visitors will be directed to the station car park.


The café is situated overlooking the terraced gardens and is an ideal place to relax. The café is open daily during April to October 10.30am to 4.30pm. From November to March a self-service hot drinks machine is available.

We’re a ‘Taste our Best’ café/restaurant, the dishes on our menu are prepared with locally sourced produce, look out for them on the menu.

Taste our Best Assurance logo

Car Parking Display on History Picnic Area Reasonable Wheelchair Access Restaurant/Café Shop Toilets Accessible by Public Transport May be closed at lunchtime, please call in advance Children's Quiz available


Region – Kingdom of Fife
Postcode: KY3 0SL

Cycle Routes
Site on the National Cycle Network

Public Transport
From Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, take First Scotrail train to Aberdour (30 min); then walk 3 min to Aberdour Castle.

Green Tourism Award - Gold