Ellon Castle Gardens

Seasonal Tales Beneath The Yew Trees


Traditional Storytelling by P.D. Brown on the Winter Solstice

Tuesday 21st December 7pm – 8:30pm



The Amazing Adventure of John Sturtridge (Cornwall)

Main Course

The Deacon of Dark River (Iceland) and The Screaming Skulls of Calgarth Hall (The Lake District)


The Guest of the Norns (Norway)

Local storyteller, P.D. Brown, will captivate us with these strange and ghostly tales in the spectacular setting of our yew trees. The stories are aimed at adults and are not suitable for children under 12 years old. This will be a small event with only 30 tickets available, priced at £10, from Alison Craigon: A.Craigon@EllonCastleGardens.net. Tickets are also available at the Ellon Castle Gardens shop in The Square (open Monday to Saturday 10am to 12pm) and at the Gardens (open Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 3pm).

Stories like these are usually told around a roaring campfire. However, that wouldn’t be safe under our ancient yew trees, so please wrap up warm; we suggest you bring a blanket and a hot water bottle, or similar. Hot drinks will be provided. If possible, please bring a camping chair for the most authentic experience!

The Covid situation is currently changing daily, so all attendees will be sent the latest guidance for keeping safe at this event.

P.D. Brown

As part of the story-telling revival, P.D. Brown re-works traditional ghost stories, myths, legends and the early history of pre-mediaeval Britain as stories for oral recitation to live audiences. Further details can be found on his Facebook page: Half Man, Half Myth – Storyteller. P.D. Brown’s printed works will be available for sale at the event.

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