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Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1848 331555
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a great family friend day out

Drumlandrig castle is the best me and my dad had a picnic I had a little play in the playground and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Beautiful Grounds

We decided to pay for the ticket that only granted us access to the grounds. The landscape is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellé G
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1848 331555
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Drumlandrig castle is the best me and my dad had a picnic I had a little play in the playground and walked around the gardens the cafes hot choclate is the best I'm looking forward to going back

Thank gw13chisholmcallum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to pay for the ticket that only granted us access to the grounds. The landscape is absolutely enormous needed a map to follow it. There are lots of things to see from little huts to trees planted by famous people. The Gardens are...More

1  Thank Ellé G
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I visited Drumlanrig Castle for their Christmas fayre. The event was very busy and well attended. As usual the sight of the castle on approach was stunning. People were parking on the driveway but there were spaces on the gravelled carpark- there were assistants available...More

Thank Melanie c
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Mountain Bike Centre and the range of trails are extensive, Rik the bike shop man has a range of bikes that exceeded my expectations, these are not the clunkers you may be used to as holiday rentals, they are proper bikes maintained fully and...More

Thank Keith_Travel_Lite
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Great selection of mountain biking trails and Rik the owner of the on site bike shop is superb, a wealth of knowledge..... oh and there are well kept showers! The castle looks quite nice too, but I've never visited that :)

Thank Ian l
Reviewed 14 November 2017

If Castles and Stately Homes are your thing, a tour of Drumlanrig Castle will delight you. Gardeners will love the grounds around the castle. For children, there are woods and an amazing adventure playground. The woodland offers walking and mountain biking. There really is something...More

1  Thank i2c_JP
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Ok so it poured down, but it was a lovely day being able to visit a country fare after all these years and in such a wonderful setting. Throw in Gin tasting lots of gundogs , chewbacca and storm troopers with a Scottish accent what...More

Thank Runrig1890
Reviewed 6 October 2017

A beautiful castle is a beautiful setting. Worth a stop. You can enjoy a tour of the castle and also the grounds. There is plenty of places to walk and explore. There is free parking and a cafe on sight.

Thank sweatshop51
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Unfortunately the Castle was closed on our visit as it only opens up in July and August each year. But we had a lovely albeit wet walk around the Gardens and called in the Dumlanrig Tea Room also got talking to a lovely lady in...More

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

on advice we headed for this castle but sadly on arriving we found it shut. From the outside it looks amazing & its set in wonerfull grounds & it houses a Leonardo da Vinci oil painting of the madonna so it would have been great...More

Thank peterbysea
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Questions & Answers
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.