A Trip to Kellie Castle, Fife

A Trip to Kellie Castle, Fife

‘Kellie Castle is located in the region of Fife next to the beautiful town of Pittenweem….’ 

Kellie Castle dates back to the 14th Century. It was sold to the National Trust for Scotland in 1970 by previous owner Huw Lorimer.  In addition to Kellie Castle, there’s 6.5 acres of land, a walled garden, woodlands, a shop, and a tea room.  
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Kellie Castle
Kellie Castle
Kellie Castle
Kellie Castle

Kellie Castle is in excellent repair. In 2015, it opened the studio of family member, John Henry Lorimer.  Lorimer has works on display within the Castle.  He also has works hanging in The National Gallery of Scotland, and Musee D’Orsay in Paris. 

The Castle has many well preserved rooms. Each rooms houses an excellent guide/volunteer who can tell you all about the impressive plaster ceilings, tapestries, and the family history.   Out with Kellie Castle lies the walled garden. This is worth a visit in its own right and comes with a free audio guide.
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It’s a lovely, relaxed way to get some exercise and check out the flowers, shrubs and borders.  If the Castle, gardens and tea room aren’t enough to keep you occupied, there is a series of woodland walks. These will help you burn off any calories you took in when you failed to resist the home baked cakes and scones in the cafe.
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The Gardens and Estate are open all year round, from 9am until dusk.   The Castle has seasonal opening times  However, you can, realistically, spend a good few hours between the Castle and the grounds.
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Photography is not permitted within the Castle, so the shots were taken around the grounds.

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Suz x 

A Trip to Kellie Castle, Fife

 

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