Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries

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Live like royalty with a visit to Drumlanrig Castle, a 17th-century Renaissance castle and home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Built from distinctive pink sandstone (hence its nickname, the Pink Palace), the structure supports 120 rooms, 17 turrets, and four towers. Situated in the expansive rolling green countryside, the grounds feature impeccably manicured landscaping and gardens. Aside from its royal inhabitants, the castle is also home to an impressive collection of paintings, tapestries, and part of the Buccleuch art collection--featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. Plan to visit Drumlanrig Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dumfries attractions using our Dumfries vacation generator.
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  • August 21, 2017
    As three friends were in Scotland to visit Dundee on Thursday, Tattoo on Friday and at a loose end on Saturday. The driver wanted to go up the west coast again but as it was raining and did not want t...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We visited with 3 kids ages 13 8 and 6. What a beautiful setting. The adventure play park was great, very clean & neat with lots to keep the kids happy. The grounds around the castle and gardens are j...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Having always wanted to visit Drumlanrig, it seemed the perfect opportunity given the mixed weather. Up the long imposing drive then suddenly the majesty of the castle is in front of you. Very impress...  more »
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  • Love this castle and gardens good day out and a children's play park. Plants for sale and cafe .
  • Excellent for mountain biking. Good mix of trails and on site bike shop.
  • Took a walk in the extensive grounds on a crisp winter's day, loved it.
  • I go here for the bike trails which are great for those who love XC riding. The forest is really beautiful. The food and facilities in the courtyard are excellent. The castle looks very impressive from outside.
  • Great for kids with the adventure playground

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As Dumfries is just a small city within the Dumfries and Galloway region, the city itself is somewhat limited on places to stay. You'll find a handful of mid-range to high-end hotels in the city--if you're intent on being based in Dumfries, it's best to book early to avoid disappointment. Otherwise, there are plenty of options in nearby cities and towns such as Sanquhar, Lockerbie, Auchencairn, and Thornhill.
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