Originally constructed in 1490 by the 1st Lord Drummond, the castle has a rich history, with a documented visit from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1842. During their visit they ‘walked in the garden which is really very fine, with terraces, like an old French garden.’ Another notable, but less leisurely visit was that of Oliver Cromwell in 1653, when he sacked the castle during the War of the Three Kingdoms.
Drummond Castle was constructed on Gask Ridge, a rocky land stretch that extends across several miles of Perthshire, and has been used as the backdrop for films such as Rob Roy in 1995 and the popular TV series Outlander.
The gardens at Drummond Castle are breath-takingly beautiful, described by Historic Scotland as ‘the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland. Although the castle is not open to the public, you can visit the gardens from Easter Weekend until the end of October every year.
Intona had to work in accordance with guidelines set out by Historic Scotland while completing the timber preservations, which is standard practice with historic listed buildings. Having worked on the Drummond estates and other listed buildings in the past, this is something Intona are very familiar with and they took exceptional precautions to maintain the historic and unique features of the structure.