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Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1848 331555
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Brilliant guided tour. I'm a coach driver but normally don't bother going into attractions. Glad I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ANDREW L
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Great place to go with kids adventure playground is outstanding . Plenty of forest walks and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
indy-murray
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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 good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant guided tour. I'm a coach driver but normally don't bother going into attractions. Glad I did. Top marks.

Thank ANDREW L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to go with kids adventure playground is outstanding . Plenty of forest walks and the castle is stunning

Thank indy-murray
Reviewed 6 days ago

Castle not open in June, only the gardens. Why? £6 to walk around the gardens is a bit steep. Too few seats to rest on, with long paths and lots of steps to negotiate. Gardens not as spectacular as expected. Other than the castle shop,...More

Thank baretsmiths
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt I got very good value for the entrance fee to the park and gardens, which enabled me to do the red MTB trail, have a sandwich in the cafe then do the 5km walk in the afternoon. I was fortunate enough to have...More

Thank schoolnurse1
Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your great 5* review - sounds like you had a great, full day when you were here and the weather kindly allowed you to do so. Hopefully when you return you'll be able to enjoy the other parts you didn't have time for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle was closed, it often is, check times if you like castles. Gardens and grounds are great. Tea shop for lunch - excellent

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

Thank you very much for your 5* review and for letting us know that you enjoyed your visit to the gardens and tearoom. The weather has been great - ideal for enjoying the beautiful Queensberry Estate, washed down with a refreshing cup of tea!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive up to the castle was lovely.The estate is large and the drive was scenic. There is lots of walking up in the hills. There is cycle hire that caters for families and plenty of traffic free cycling. The kids enjoyed the very large...More

1  Thank ssshadia .
Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

5* review - wow, thanks so much for taking the time to post! Imagine being lucky enough to have the Playground to yourself the children must have had a ball. Great to hear that you all enjoyed your visit, thanks again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in June but didnt realise that the castle doesnt open the same time as grounds and gardens, so we were a bit disappointed. Great play area for kids and you can hire bikes to have a ride round on the estate. Overall a...More

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

Thanks so much for your great review and sorry that the Castle wasn't open at the time of your visit. For future we open Easter weekend, both Bank Holidays in May and July and August. Hopefully we'll see you again when the Castle is open!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid for a family ticket which was reasonable priced. Seeing we had kids in the car it was suggested we might want to park next to the adventure playground rather than at the main car park at the other end of the site. We...More

1  Thank David R
Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

5* review!! Thank you so much. Children (and adults) love the Adventure Playground and it sounds like yours certainly did. The gardeners work incredibly hard to keep everything looking beautiful, and it's great when people praise the work they do. Thanks again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during a heatwave in May and it was idyllic. Sorry we couldn't see the castle but access times are limited. Beautifully tended gardens, delightful to wander through.

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

Thank you very much for your 5* review! We've certainly had some lovely days in May and its great that you chose one of them to visit the Gardens and see them in all their glory.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited on a miserably wet day but it was worth every minute especially our guided walk in the extensive and stunning garden. The latter has some very unique trees in as much many are firsts in the UK or larger than any of the...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review recent visit and it's great to know that you enjoyed your visit to our gardens. Apologies for the rain but hopefully next time you visit the weather will be better!

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notquiteretired22
DO you pay to walk only in the woods on the trails- some reviewers say its free but others have had tp pay for access
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
What are the opening hours for the castle in April please
5 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
We are camping and we were wondering how close it is to a town
18 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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