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Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1848 331555
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Immerse yourself in the gardens and everything else becomes irrelevant. Like all great gardens... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael T
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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A day out

Taken here by our family, what a lovely castle and estate, pleasent walks around the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
honekermrmichaelh
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Old Cleeve, United Kingdom
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Set on the spectacular 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle presents one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and an internationally renowned art collection. Beyond the castle are over 40 acres of enchanting gardens and a wide range of activities including walking, mountain biking, adventure playground, wildlife watching, Scottish Cycle Museum, Landrover tours, Ranger-led walks, events programme as well as shopping and catering.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (37 reviews)
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Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
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"adventure playground"
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"guided tour"
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"tea room"
in 37 reviews
"formal gardens"
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"craft shops"
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"stately home"
in 13 reviews
"art collection"
in 6 reviews
"cycle hire"
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"great grounds"
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"beautiful paintings"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"bike shed"
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"out of season"
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"mountain bike trails"
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"great adventure"
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"extensive grounds"
in 5 reviews
"light lunch"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Immerse yourself in the gardens and everything else becomes irrelevant. Like all great gardens there are features of interest at all times of the year. The massive Douglas Fir which is nearly 200 years old, the rhododendrons which are just coming into flower and my...More

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking the time to publish your 4* review of your recent visit Michael. Our gardeners work hard all year round to make sure that our visitors can enjoy them, so it's great to get feedback and hear our visitors compliment them. Hopefully you'll...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Taken here by our family, what a lovely castle and estate, pleasent walks around the grounds and gardens, we Finnished off by a superb ream tea with scones. Absolutely fantastic.

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for your 5* review and for letting us know how much your enjoyed your recent visit. Tea and homemade scones, what a great way to end your day. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You just have to go to experience it the gardens and castle are outstanding just beautiful. Definitely go back again xx

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your 5* review and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent visit to Drumlanrig. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cold wet day in Thornhill so we decided to stay local and visit the grounds of the estate. The castle was closed but there were 4 walks ranging in length and we chose the longer 5km. It was a very pretty walk...More

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit and to let us know that you enjoyed your walk and visit to the Adventure Playground whilst you were here. Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 13 year old and dog. Castle was closed but still very impressive from the outside. Fantastic adventure playground, lovely walks for the dog with lots to see. Delicious lunch in the cafe, good value too.

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your 5* review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the outdoors and had time to sample lunch too. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The five stars are really for the mountain bike trails which are much more natural than the forestry commission ones. But the castle is also good with extensive grounds ( you can be less for just the grounds) The "castle" is really a big stately...More

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review for our mountain biking trails. They are proving to be very popular this year which is great news. Glad to hear that you also enjoyed our other facilities while you were here. Hopefully you'll come back down and try...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out for all the family. Lovely walks, great adventure playground and lots of Easter activities laid on for all the family. The café was very reasonable with lovely homemade soup, sandwiches and home baking on offer. Will definitely be back soon!

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your fantastic 5* review and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit yesterday. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Great for activities Lovely walks, bike rides and mountain biking Beautiful gardens Great adventure playground Stunning lochs and rivers

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We planned to go here as we are outlander fans the place is beautiful and you could easily spend all day here. The website states the grounds are shut until March well they aren’t, it’s just the castle and the tea rooms. The grounds are...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Feb half term...bugger all else on offer...enter the hero of the day ..Drumlanrig Castle. We had great walks and cycles completely for free (think u pay in season) in absolutely stunning surroundings. Scotland at its best, lush. Oldest sycamore in UK too... Who knew? Visit.......More

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Matthew w
24 August 2017|
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Response from Claire O | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome to visit the Gardens and Country Estate. The only areas they can't go into are the Shop, Tearoom and Adventure Playground. I hope that you will enjoy your visit.
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charlie B
15 August 2017|
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Response from Claire O | Property representative |
Thanks for your comment. We are restricted to where we can place signs due to highway rules but our dates for opening are now fixed and we open Easter Weekend, both Bank Holidays in May and the months of July and August... More
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notquiteretired22
20 April 2016|
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Response from Claire O | Property representative |
If you wish to park at the Castle then yes there is a facility charge of £6 per person. If you wish to access other parts of the Estate and enjoy our walks then there would be no charge. We hope that this helps.
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