Our Favourite Short Walks from the Doorstep
Walk around the castle and you’ll find the remains of the deep, dry moat and holes where the beams for the drawbridge mechanism were positioned above the main door. Look closely and you’ll see the machicolations used by the castle guards to drop nasty things on invaders below. Then there’s the initials of Sir George Ramsay on the wall of the keep that the eagle-eyed may spot (he was granted a royal charter in 1618 by King James). There’s certainly plenty to capture the imagination without venturing too far.
But with eleven acres of private grounds on the doorstep, you may like to explore a little further when you’re staying with us. From a genteel wander to discover the private burial grounds of the Ramsay clan to delightful woodland walks where you’ll have a chance to spot roe deer and otters along the way, you’ll find it easy to switch off and step back in time.
Have a look at our three favourite short circular routes in our walking guide. Just enough to work up an appetite before dinner!