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Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1848 331555
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Absolutely amazing

Absolutely beautiful from the moment you turn the corner and arrive on the long driveway leading to... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Guided Tours are the norm in Scotland!

A family ticket incorporating a guided tour of the house and entrance to the gardens only cost us... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Christopher O
Chorley, 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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1848 331555
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Absolutely beautiful from the moment you turn the corner and arrive on the long driveway leading to the castle. We did the guided tour which was both very informative and also very entertaining, Claire led us through the house and she was very very good....More

Thank ModernGuinness
Reviewed 27 August 2017

A family ticket incorporating a guided tour of the house and entrance to the gardens only cost us £28 for a family of 2 adults and 3 children. The tour was guided after a robbery a little while back involving a painting worth over £100...More

Thank Christopher O
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Loved our tour, highly recommend and would even go back to see if we could try another tour if in the area. We were at the Dumfries and Galloway show so it was too good of an opportunity to pass up to pop up to...More

Thank Kath-P42
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We spent the afternoon at Drumlanrig but it really wasn't enough time to go round the castle and explore the grounds. We had a walk round the formal gardens before it was time for our tour with the redoubtable Nicola, who was worth the entrance...More

1  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Although this is not a medieval castle and you can't go round it on your own, there is a good and very quirky tour on offer which more than compensates. The castle has a nice garden which you can walk around and there is a...More

Thank _bengraysmed
Reviewed 21 August 2017

As three friends were in Scotland to visit Dundee on Thursday, Tattoo on Friday and at a loose end on Saturday. The driver wanted to go up the west coast again but as it was raining and did not want to sit in the car...More

1  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We visited with 3 kids ages 13 8 and 6. What a beautiful setting. The adventure play park was great, very clean & neat with lots to keep the kids happy. The grounds around the castle and gardens are just simply stunning! Also there are...More

1  Thank Cgrainger70
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Having always wanted to visit Drumlanrig, it seemed the perfect opportunity given the mixed weather. Up the long imposing drive then suddenly the majesty of the castle is in front of you. Very impressive. We got to the ticket booth and asked for 3 adult...More

1  Thank Clachangirl
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely superb. Brought my 83 year old mother here for a day out. She can't walk long distances and struggles with stairs. When I told the staff this they couldn't have been more helpful. The assistance and care they gave her was fantastic. Can't praise...More

Thank janeybobs41
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My children and I visited this castle (although we were told in the tour that it's not considered an actual castle because it's never been used in battle) based on the recommendation of our air bnb hosts. I'm so happy I followed their advice because...More

Thank justpeachymt3
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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.
charlie B
15 August 2017|
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
20 April 2016|
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.