Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory

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  • August 21, 2017
    We had never visited Drum before so we set off on the most horrible rain soddened day and nearly turned back am so glad we didn't .We opted out of the guided tour and just went or own way. Had our lun...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour round the castle. The guide was knowledgeable and plenty of time was given in each room. Lovely grounds.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We decided to visit on impulse, having just been to Crathes Castle, just a few miles along the road, this seemd like the perfect next place to visit. Compared to Crathes, where the spectacle is the ga...  more »
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  • April 18, 2017
    A lovely castle, with beautiful rooms in great condition and richly furnished. The guides in each room are very knowledgeable and friendly. They're happy to talk to you for hours, I suspect, but also happy to let you wander on your own if you're in a hurry. I got a dose of history in the living room, and then skipped the rest due to time. The Library is particularly impressive, but also the nursery. Then you go outside and up into the original tower, which is above the library - quite an amazing sense of history here, in a castle that was continuously occupied by one family for 600 years. The surrounds are beautiful, as is the little chapel. The staff were talking about very tangible experiences of a ghost or ghosts!
  • August 5, 2017
    Great tour and beautiful grounds. Climbing up the tower was an experience but what fantastic views over Braemar! Loved the library with all the costs of arms on the ceiling, spotted my own clean up there.
  • August 16, 2017
    Lovely staff and a great place to bring kids. The gardens are beautiful to walk around.
  • July 8, 2017
    My favourite castle so far because I love how you can explore every part of it fully furnished without ropes and glass stopping you !!!
  • January 30, 2017
    We came when the castle was closed (just after new years), but still had a walk around. It's not the most grand of places - I am not sure why it is called a castle or what classifies a castle, but if you expect one of those places from tales - it won't be. It is a larger house and has beautiful gardens. I assume it would be a good place if you have kids as there is a playground as well.

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