Drum Castle, Garden and Estate, Banchory

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  • It really does feel like a place that was lived in. My favourite was the fabulous library, complete with rather erotic painting of the Archangel Gabriel, in part a self-portrait by a former Laird of....  more »
  • Castle and gardens are currently closed due to the pandemic but the grounds are still open. The castle itself is a little underwhelming compared to others in Scotland. There is a play park which is...  more »
  • This was our first stop in our Tour of Scotland. The guide was really great and really made the castle come to life. The castle itself was fascinating with many great portraits and interesting...  more »
  • Great to have Drum Castle open in the winter. We enjoyed a nice meal of soup and sandwich in the cellar restaurant and then took the tour led by Anne. She has guided visitors round the castle for 20 years and knows the place inside out. Her commentary was delivered with sparkle and humour. It was a pity that the tower was closed but that is a good reason to return.
  • Great castle with a lot of character. Quaint little tea room with a good menu! Sandwich was delicious!! Guide very good and very knowledgeable!!
  • We had been in the past for tours, as my husband’s family is Irvine and this is their clan castle. It is always lovely and beautiful and the staff friendly and informative; and we decided to hire them as our wedding venue. Everything from start to finish was just incredible. Planning a wedding in your own country is a challenge, planning one from overseas is something else entirely, but Aidan made it so easy. He knew everything from photographers to caterers to pipers and all of his recommendations were spot on. When I couldn’t find a minister overseas to officiate my ceremony, he offered to do it himself (!) and he was absolutely brilliant. On my wedding day the castle was immaculate, everything ran smoothly, we even had our wedding dinner there and it was just marvelous. Wonderful setting for photos inside and out. Just grand. I cannot say enough good things about Aidan and staff, and whether you’re looking for an engaging tour of a beautiful historic site or a place to host your wedding, Drum Castle is it. You won’t regret it. Every touch is added. It was PERFECT. Thank you Aidan!!!
  • Great play park and some woodland walks. There is a mix of short and longer ones, good for kids of all ages
  • Lovely walks which I visit regularly with my dog. Good adventure playground for younger ones and the castle is absolutely beautiful.

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