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Address: Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX
Phone Number: 0844 493 2245
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Threave Estate consists of a restored 19th century house and 64 acres of formal gardens on a 1,600 acre estate near Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway.

The house is viewed via guided tours and is decorated in a 1930's style. There is also visitor centre with the shop and an exhibition about the estate's history and wildlife.

The 64 acres of formal gardens are divided into rooms with many having water features including a wildlife pond. Some of the garden rooms are the patio garden, rockery, rhododendron garden, rose garden, secret garden, walled garden, woodland garden and the discovery garden. There is also a tropical glasshouse and the sculpture garden.

The wider estate includes wetlands, woodlands, farmland and 2 miles of the River Dee and contains a bat reserve and a wildfowl sanctuary and the ruins of the 14th century Threave castle on an island in the river Dee which is only accessible by boat. There are way-marked walks through the estate and five bird-watching hides.

  • Car parking.
  • Shop selling souvenirs.
  • Plant sales.
  • Restaurant serving meals, snacks and drinks.
  • Picnics welcome.
  • Dogs welcome on the estate.

Opening Times - Garden, Visitor Centre, Cafe & Shop:

  • 24 Dec to 28 Feb: Closed
  • 1st Mar to 31st Mar: Daily 10am – 4pm
  • 1st Apr to 31st Oct: Daily 10am – 5pm
  • 1st Nov to 22nd Dec: 10am – 4pm
  • 23rd Dec to 28th Feb 2020: Closed

Opening Times - House:

  • 22nd Oct to 31st Mar 2019: Closed
  • 1st Apr to 31st Oct: Wed, Thur, Fri & Sun guided tour only
  • 1st Nov to 31 Mar 2020: Closed

Opening Times - Nature Reserve:

  • Open all year: Daily

Ticket Prices - Garden only:

  • Adult - £8.50
  • Family - £18.50
  • One Adult Family - £12.00
  • Concession - £7.00

Ticket Prices - House & Garden:

  • Adult - £13.50
  • Family - £32.00
  • One Adult Family - £25.00
  • Concession - £10.00

Prices and opening hours correct as at January 2019.

Before you start your journey to Threave Estate for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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