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Second Christmas Fair

Second time Drumlanrig have held the Christmas Fair and hopefully it will continue to hold... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Awkward!....This is SO difficult. Most sites are either stupendous for everyone or s@$t for... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
eoin f
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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...more
Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time Drumlanrig have held the Christmas Fair and hopefully it will continue to hold more.Excellent Selection of Products available, purchased a few for Christmas Gifts,reasonably priced.Excellent Turkey Sandwiches is the Castle Cafe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Awkward!....This is SO difficult. Most sites are either stupendous for everyone or s@$t for all...drumlanrig is a wee bit special....don't go there if you're kids are looking for an adventure park or Alton towers lookalike (although if they are the sort of kids who can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eoin f
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Had ridden Forest of Ae earlier in the day and decided to make a quick visit to Drumlanrig mid afternoon, although October weather was dry if a little cold! Impressive drive up to the " castle " and a wonderful view. Parked right by the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dan h
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Although the castle is currently closed the gardens are good to visit despite it being October. Good to see the restoration of the gardens as they perhaps would have been some century ago. Great planting. We were treated to a stoat chasing a rabbit across...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Drove to the castle from Thornhill. You go through a lovely countryside dotted with sheep and cows. The castle is well hidden and once you see it it's a lovely drive to its gate. It's a stunning building and the grounds around it are lovely....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

For sure this place is a little remote but the Journey will be worthwhile. The Castle is striking but the grounds particularly the frontal gardens are up there with the best very very scenic and laid out. The trees are also worth checking out, there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry M
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We travelled here since we were staying in Dumfries. It seems at the back of beyond but the castle looks great and is lived in. There is a café in the grounds.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Great morning walking around the grounds. Castle not open, but a walk through the forest was beautiful. Cafe lovely and pretty little shops to look in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debra1974
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a lovely place to visit and beautiful gardens also has a good restaurant. With a few craft shops too. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to visit the castle for one of their off-road tours. We were met by Brian who gave us a quick tour around the outside of the house before embarking on a 3 hour drive through the woods and up a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.