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Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1848 331555
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Thank you Nicole!

We had a great morning tour which was so lively and full of knowledge with Nicole as a perfect... read more

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Fascinating day out

Great value for money for children or adults. The grounds are very expansive and interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great morning tour which was so lively and full of knowledge with Nicole as a perfect tour guide. It was not an easy time for us Germans 😁. And there was so much to see, listen and learn. Very enjoyable, indeed. Thank...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great value for money for children or adults. The grounds are very expansive and interesting - formal gardens, rock gardens, open spaces, woods and children's play area. The guided tour of the house was a real revelation. The guide was most knowledgeable and informative and...More

Thank jalancarter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back at Drumlanrig Castle to relax in the sunshine. We enjoyed a car ride through beautiful scenery, leaving the southbound M74 at Abington, driving through Abington and then taking the turning for Leadhills and Wanlockhead. This means driving through the magnificence of the Lowther Hills...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If Lisa our enthusiastic guide is to be believed, Bonnie Prince Charlie drove his horses up the sweeping internal wooden staircase at Drumlanrig Castle whilst slashing at the portraits of his enemies. The drama of his escapades is heightened by the lavish furnishings and paintings...More

Thank Lizsuparna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit here quite often and it is just a spectacular place. Staff are friendly, the gardens are massive and spectacular. Loads to see and do. Big playground for children and something to do for all ages in it. Not been on the castle yet...More

Thank DonnaWright89
Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5* review - it's great to hear that you continue to enjoy your visits to Drumlanrig. We hope that this continues!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited and unfortunately the weather wasn't great however that didn't spoilt the fun the kids had. Fantastic place for outdoor activities. Great place for walks in beautiful surroundings. Kids well catered for with outdoor play are, picnic tables and lots of things of interest....More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your fantastic 5* review! It's a shame that the weather wasn't kinder when you visited but that you still had a good day. Hopefully we'll see you again with some sunshine!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrrived with our friends visiting from Australia with mixed expectations however we were truly blown away by not only the grounds, adventure playground, general facilities but the Castle Itself. The guided tour shows you round quite a few of the amazing rooms within the...More

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

Thank you for your fantastic 5* review! It's fantastic to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that the staff in the tearoom made you feel so welcome. Hopefully a second visit will be just as enjoyable!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just in time for the last tour of the castle. Good to see inside and get a lot of details from the tour guide, very knowledgable. Nice walks and little shops and the room also

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit. It's great to hear you managed to fit in time for the tour and that enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the grounds several times out of season but this was our first visit in season, when all facilities were open. The welcome at the entrance kiosk was pleasant and we got our tour discounted at 60 plus. Our guided tour at 1.30...More

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

Thank you very much indeed for you 5* review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your 'Drumlanrig' experience and that you were able to this time tour the Castle. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit regularly. We mostly walk around the beautiful gardens and the extensive surrounding woods with our dog. The house itself is well worth a visit with the guides being very helpfully informative and knowledgable. The tea rooms are also worth a visit with a...More

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

5* review - thank you so very much! So good to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and we hope to be able to welcome you again soon!

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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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BrianK911
4 April 2016|
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Response from Claire O | Property representative |
The Gardens and Country Estate are open throughout the month of April and the Castle will be open on Saturday 30 April, Sunday 1 May and Sunday 2 May, 11am - 4pm each day.
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carollanne
17 August 2015|
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Response from Claire O | Property representative |
Drumlanrig is about 4 miles north of Thornhill on the A76. There is a campsite at Penpont which is only 3 miles from the Castle. If there is any further information you require please let us know.
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