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Drumlanrig Castle

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Address: Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1848 331555
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Set on the spectacular 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country...

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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Excellent day out

There's lots to see and do here.Phenomenal grounds, adventure playground for children, suitable up to 10 years of age, bike rental, cafe in the castle kitchen, Land Rover tours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's lots to see and do here.Phenomenal grounds, adventure playground for children, suitable up to 10 years of age, bike rental, cafe in the castle kitchen, Land Rover tours (need to be booked), the castle to look round and the art collection. The pink sandstone building is impressive.

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Thank Gary C
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This had a lovely tour of the inside of the castle, not sure if it is still a part of the deal. Who would not want to spend a day in the gardens? This also has a fun adventure park, not for the very young although they would let them on the rides a lot have no safety harnesses ie... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out and looks fantastic for families. Tea room superb. Grounds are kept beautiful. Mild weather for this time of year helped make it all the more enjoyable.

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Thank geowil241
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visit the castle every few years and I have had many castle tours over the years and every time I see things I have missed on previous visits so I never get bored with the tours. It was nice to see the toilets renovated and new stables had opened to other makers until I walked into one of them.... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were there this summer. We visited only the gardens. We spent a really nice afternoon there. The gardens are nice and big. There is a nice playground for the children. We took a lunch in the teeroom. The food was good ans the prices ok. We had a really nice time there.

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Thank ludo076
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We didn't come for the castle (good job as it's shut in October) but for a bike ride. As we're sort of mixed ability (energetic couple in our 60s) Rik from the bike shed told us to do the blue and red trail. That meant I could keep swinging off and doing some tougher, more technical (red) sections and we... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a weekday and therefore it was very quiet. We did not visit the castle as it closes at the end if September. Some shops are open out of season at the weekends but they weren't open during the week. Sadly the tea room was also closed so take drinks and food with you if visiting in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit - we toured both the house and gardens. This time all we wanted was a walk around the gardens and a coffee. We arrived half an hour before closing and said we wanted just to go into the gardens and cafe but they wanted full price!! We won't be back.

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Thank Gordon B
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited Drumlanrig on a drizzly, misty Wednesday in September and absolutely loved it. What an amazing place. The gardens are beautifully decorated; manicured lawns and acres of trees from centuries gone by. There's a lovely tea room situated in the old kitchen and a selection of shops in the stable block. We have saved a visit inside the castle... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We only had a short time here with family but the children loved the adventure playground and the building is stunning. Only let down by the service in the cafe the day we visited.

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