Kinfauns Castle, Perth and Kinross, was designed by English architect Sir Robert Smirke (1780 - 1867) and built by Scottish politician and soldier Francis Gray, 14th Lord Gray between 1822 and 1826. Scottish arts and crafts and landscape designer Francis William Deas (1862 - 1951) mapped out the walled garden and gardener's in 1910 after the 17th Earl of Moray, who inherited the castle and grounds, ordered improvements.
Kinfauns Castle is now owned by Scottish businesswoman, activist and charity campaigner Dame Ann Gloag, co-founder of the Scottish transport company Stagecoach Group. While the 19th century castle is a Category A listed building, its grounds are part of the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland. Standing on a raised terrace on the site of a medieval stronghold overlooking the River Tay, Kinfauns Castle peaks through the bare trees of a cold Spring morning on Good Friday. 19.04.2019
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