The Gordon Castle Estate was once described by the writer Francis Thompson as being “magnificent in an equally magnificent setting”. Mr Thompson’s words are just as applicable today as they were in the 19th century.
Situated on the banks of the River Spey, in the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, the vast grounds of the estate range from romantic Speyside woodland to beautifully manicured formal gardens. Of particular interest is a magnificent eight-acre walled garden, complete with a fully restored Victorian greenhouse. The 15th century family owned castle is a beautiful building steeped in British history – the perfect companion to Halcyon Days.
THE DOMED CEILING
The Halcyon Days Antler Trellis range is inspired by the old domed ceiling in Gordon Castle, which, decorated with hundreds of stag antlers, formed the most breath-taking display. Sadly the ceiling was destroyed many years ago and very few photographs and little information remains today. This is why it is so important to the present guardian of the Gordon Castle Estate and we are proud to have been part of such an exciting revival of such a beautiful element of the castle.
" WE ARE SO THRILLED THAT HALCYON DAYS, THROUGH OUR WONDERFUL COLLECTIONS, HAS BROUGHT TO LIFE GORDON CASTLE'S INSPIRING HISTORY AND PROVENANCE. WORKING TOGETHER, THESE UNIQUE DESIGNS HAVE PROVED HUGELY POPULAR ALL OVER THE WORLD. OUR COLLABORATION, ALREADY A GREAT SUCCESS, WILL FLOURISH AS NEW DESIGNS AND IDEAS ARE DEVELOPED. WATCH THIS SPACE! "
Angus Gordon Lennox, Owner of Gordon Castle Estate
THE ANTLER TRELLIS RANGE
Our in-house artists designed the Antler Trellis Collection exclusively for the Gordon Castle Estate. The Antler Trellis Dome has become an enduring feature of the castle that lives on through our collaboration. Our partnership is helping to protect the legacy of a key historic feature of the estate and bring it into the present day. A fabulous selection of English fine bone china, decorated with the now iconic Antler Trellis design, is available in black, ivory and red – a new addition created especially for Christmas.
Halcyon Days takes great pride in being a truly British brand, safeguarding craftsmanship and designing products that capture the essence of our country.
Gordon Castle shares our views and we are delighted to have come together for the first time in 2015 to create our collection, which has gone from strength to strength. Halcyon Days’ collaboration with Gordon Castle begins with the Antler Trellis range, inspired by the history and provenance of the estate.