In 2019 Arbuthnott House is open for guided tours on the hour 10am-1pm on Friday 26 April & 7 June, Saturday 27 April, 25 May & 8 June. Please note different times for Sunday 28 April, 12 & 26 May, 9 June and Monday 27 May: 2pm-4.15pm. Tours can be booked on other days by prior arrangement.
Admission Adults £10.00.
The Garden at Arbuthnott is open in May and June 9am-5pm. Admission £2.50 (children £1.00).
Free Parking but please, no dogs

We welcome visitors to the garden and for tours of the house throughout the rest of the year by prior arrangement. Please email


Gales churn cornfields to a golden stushie,
North Sea haar docks the North Sea.

Later, from Kinneff round by Dunnottar
Heat vectors everywhere. Stunned kirks surmount

Peninsulas of cloud, wisps of the land.
Sound is a Triumph Herald, crickets. South,

Brechin Round Tower soars, a slim
Minaret of the Mearns.

On the swings, one minute
Feet on the ground, the next all up in the air,

I catch how Kincardineshire sky’s
Transvaalish, Budapesty, Santa Barbaran,

Zurich on a perfect day. I love the North East
Everywhere of it, how it just zeros

On and on, then flauchters back
So zircon, so azure, so Alice blue.

Prof. Robert Crawford at University of St. Andrews

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