Kellie Castle & Garden
Kellie Castle & Garden is located in Fife, about three miles northwest of Pittenween in eastern Scotland. Built in the 14th century, Kellie Castle was home to the Oliphant family for 250 years and is pretty much the same today as it was when the family departed in 1613. The library ceiling is one of the oldest ornamental ceilings in Scotland and the dining room features paneling painted in the 17th century. In the stables, you can see an exhibition on the life and work of Hew Lorimer, a 20th century Scottish sculptor who took over the leads of the castle in 1937.
Outside of the castle, the Arts & Crafts Garden is full of old fashioned roses, herbaceous plants, fruits and vegetables and the Kellie Wood boasts a large pond, adventure playground and bird hide and is home to foxes, badgers, deer and rabbits.
Kellie Castle and Garden are open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk. The castle is open April 3 to May 31 and September 1-30, Thursdays to Mondays, noon to 5 pm; June 1 to August 31, daily 10:30 am to 5 pm; and October 1-31, Thursdays to Mondays, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is 11.50 pounds for adults. The nearest train station is at Leuchars or Cupar. From Leuchars, you can take a bus to St. Andrews and then on to Pittenweem, about three miles away. Alternatively, the Flexibus is available to take visitors to the castle from nearby villages by pre-booking.