The image top is of the the entrance to
The second image is from the Castle looking
over the Gardens. Large
These are one of the most impressive gardens
in Scotland with a number of Marble Statues
throughout, Glasshouse and Woodland Walks.
from the Gardens to the Castle.
Drummond Castle History
1490 - John Drummond, 1st Lord Drummond of
Cargill, gained control of these Lands and
built the original Tower House.
1605 - the 4th Lord Drummond was created
Earl of Perth. The Earl extended the
1630s - the 2nd Earl had the first Garden
designed in front of the Castle.
1653 - the Castle was taken by the army of
Oliver Cromwell during the British Civil
1660 - King Charles II Stuart was restored
to the throne of Great Britian, ending the
1680s - the 4th Earl was Lord Chancellor of
Scotland for King James VII. The Earl began the
building of the Mansion House next to the
Castle at that time.
1689 - the 4th Earl had to Flee to France
after James VII was overthrown in the Glorious
Revolution by his daughter Mary and her Husband
William of Orange.
James VII Stuart was overthrown after
converting to Catholic. This set off the
Jacobite Risings as many people wanted the
Catholic Stuart's returned to the Throne.
1715 & 1745 - the Drummond's supported
the Jacobite Risings.
1746 - the Jacobite's were defeated at the
Battle of Culloden. This was the last
Jacobite Battle with Scots then stopped from
wearing Tartan and owning weapons. Many
Jacobite Clans also had their Properties and
Land taken from them by the State.