Central to the lovely market town of Ellon in Aberdeenshire are the historic and captivating walled Gardens of Ellon Castle. Within this superb setting and surrounded by history, fauna and flower will be a tented village comprising of charming Scottish wares and refreshments. A great opportunity to purchase something uniquely delightful or wonderfully tasty and handmade in Scotland. See and converse with an array of craftspeople; from glassmakers,
Pâtissiers, textiles, gins & artists to silversmiths, jewellers, bakers & seamstresses all demonstrating how traditional techniques are still used to make beautiful & contemporary items.
Ellon Castle Gardens is a fascinating microcosm of the history of North East Scotland. There are tales of a neighbourly dispute ending in murder, a mistress installed in the Castle, and disillusioned Jacobite supporters. The narrative of the old Castle is interwoven with historical events of local, regional and national significance.
The gardens were in private ownership until 2014, when the nine-acre site was transferred to the community of Ellon. They are Grade B Listed and contain several listed monuments.
The finest arts, crafts and food from across Scotland comes to Ellon Castle Walled Gardens.