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Arbigland House and Gardens

24 acres of Gardens running down to the Devil Stane's Beach on the Solway Firth with spectacular views across to the Lake District Fells. Within woodlands with 200 year old trees are found more formal gardens and a lake.

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Arbigland Gardens are open to the public from 1st April to 30th September. 18th century in basic structure, a 1/3rd of a mile Broadwalk lined with rhododendrons and 200 year old trees, runs down from the Adam-style 18th century House to a beach on the Solway Firth. In the woods are found a Sundial Garden, so called because of the 1815 sundial commemorating the Battle of Waterloo. There is a Sunken Rose Garden with a Pavilion built by Italian Prisoners of War. This in turn is over looked by a Well Head Garden which leads on to a substantial lake, above which lies a Japanese Garden with Acers, Azaleas and Cherries. Indeed unusual plants abound throughout the Gardens.

Dogs on leads are welcome and can be left to run free on the beach from which there are spectacular views across the Solway Firth to the Lake District Fells. From here, you can also walk in one direction to Powillimount Beach with its curious rock formations or in the other to Carsethorn with the famous "Steamboat" pub.

Most days a tour and talk in the House can be taken at 3pm which looks at the architecture, some of the portraits and explains the extraordinary characters with connections to the House.

There are also holiday lets in the Stableyard next to Arbigland House where dogs are allowed and the residents can wander through the Gardens at any time while they are staying.

For further details on the House, Gardens and Holiday Lets see www.arbiglandhouseandgardens.co.uk

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Listing Updated: 12/11/2019

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Listing Address

Arbigland House
Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Borders

Listing Details

Opening Times

12 noon to last entry 4.30pm April to Sept

Where are dogs allowed?

Throughout the Gardens and on the beach.

Car Parking

In front of the House

Miscellaneous Notes

Tickets for the Gardens and the House are obtained from the John Paul Jones Museum next door

Park, Gardens or Nature Reserve


House, Castles or Museum




Water Activities


Dog Show


Enclosed Field or Play Area


Farm, Sanctuary or Zoo


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