The oldest part dates from about 1360, but it is for its 16th and 17th-century domestic architecture (designed by Sir Robert Lorimer) that Kellie is renowned. It has notable plasterwork and painted panelling, an exhibition on sculptor Hew Lorimer in the stable where his studio was located, and also a Victorian walled garden.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Tour facility with slideshow and photo albums. Audio and large print guides. Wheelchair, scented plants
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Garden & Estate open all year, daily 9.30-till dusk. Castle open Apr-May & Sep, Sat-Thu 11-5; Jun-Aug, daily 11-5; Oct, Sat-Thu 11-4. Tearoom & Shop open Apr-May & Sep,Sat-Thu 10.30-5; Jun-Aug, daily 10.30-5; Oct, Sat-Thu 10.30-4.30; Nov-2
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About the area
This 20-mile wide peninsula between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay is an ancient kingdom, once the home of Scotland’s kings and saints. Despite its modern bridges it still seems curiously detached from the rest of the country. Travelling along Fife’s grand coastline reveals a fascinating legacy of caves, castles, and ancient fishing ports. Blend coast and countryside by following stretches of the Fife Coastal Path, or take an exhilarating trek in the Fife Regional Park.
St Andrews has a unique place in Scotland’s heritage. According to legend, the city was founded by St Regulus in the 4th century, who was carrying relics of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, when his ship was wrecked off the coast. Thereafter, the town grew as an important religious centre, eventually home to the largest church in Scotland, now an attractive ruin, with the powerful bishops wielding great influence over church and state. Today, St Andrews is famous for its university, the oldest in Scotland, and as a world golfing mecca. The Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club claims to have 15th century origins and to play a round on these hallowed links is many golfers’ dream.
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