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Winton Castle Spring Open Day

You’re Invited to Winton Castle’s Spring Open Day – Sunday 3rd April 2022 (12 noon – 4.30 pm).

Winton’s popular annual Family Spring Open Day is back after a 2 year absence due to the pandemic! You’ll be able to see the wild gardens round the castle awash with daffodils, and the walled garden and terraced gardens with spring flowers, all open under Scotland’s Garden Scheme.

Profits from the Spring Open Day will be going to Marie Curie and the Scotland’s Garden Scheme charities. Please note that we are unable to take card payment for your entry fee.

As always, there will be lots of family entertainment, including:

  • Watch a display with eagle’s and birds of prey by Elite Falconry.
  • Enjoy the grounds, terraced gardens and walled garden open through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.
  • Take your children on a Easter Egg Hunt or for Face Painting.
  • Go on Guided Castle Tours: you’ll learn about Winton’s Scottish Renaissance ceilings and chimneys, and the castle’s links to the powerful Seton family, Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Elgin Marbles.
  • Refuel with teas and light lunches: the castle’s Cafe Winton will be offering its delicious homemade sandwiches, cakes, hot lunches, burgers and soup. Or, bring your own picnic and find a spot in the gardens.
  • Try axe throwing or the obstacle course.
  • Visit the famous Lucas ice cream van.

Gardens Open for Scotland’s Garden Scheme

Garden enthusiasts and dogs can enjoy walking through the walled and terraced gardens. And, garden tours will be provided by our talented gardeners.

Entry costs are £5 per adult and children are free (entry by cash payment). Historic castle tours are £5 per person (£3 for concessions).

Pre-booking is not required for the Open Day. Just put the date in your diary!

Winton Castle Walled Garden Open Day

Royal Visit to Winton’s Gardens

Since 1931 Winton has been opening its gardens under Scotland’s Garden Scheme longer than any other Scottish garden. Read about the Royal Visit to Celebrate 85 years  in June 2016.

You can watch the video of the Royal Visit below:

Credits and thanks to Tony Marsh Photography and Helen Pugh Photography for some of the Open Day photos displayed.