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 during your Dumfries vacation using our convenient Dumfries route planner .
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  • Great for activities Lovely walks, bike rides and mountain biking Beautiful gardens Great adventure playground Stunning lochs and rivers  more »
  • We planned to go here as we are outlander fans the place is beautiful and you could easily spend all day here. The website states the grounds are shut until March well they aren’t, it’s just the castl...  more »
  • Feb half term...bugger all else on offer...enter the hero of the day ..Drumlanrig Castle. We had great walks and cycles completely for free (think u pay in season) in absolutely stunning surroundings....  more »
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  • A truly fantastic experience for kids and adults alike. Beautiful surrounding with loads of activities and a children's adventure playground. Staff always super friendly and the tearoom sells some nice treats for the peckish. You can easily spend an entire day here. Well recommend.
  • Beautiful castle in a somewhat remote area of Scotland but well worth the trip. You get a guided tour of the castle and can walk the grounds on your own. Grounds take about an hour. There is a very nice tea room for lunch with a fair selection of tea room fare. You'll want to buy the book to remember everything as no photos allowed in the castle.
  • This is a beautiful place for walks around the grounds. I haven't been inside the castle itself but could spend hours walking around it. Sad to see the adventure playground isn't free for the kiddies, but mine are all grown up now so this doesn't bother me. Just worth noting for anyone planning a family visit. All in all, a glorious walk.
  • A good place to visit. Castle and large grounds are worth a visit. Lots of places to explore, woodland trails etc. Great kids play area and mountain bike trails. Could easily spend a whole day here. Looking forward to a return visit in the summer, when the gardens are in full colour.
  • Fantastic castle entry is £10 for castle & grounds but if going more than once pay £20 for an annual pass. Entry to the grounds without castle is £6. Tours last around an hour & guides are very knowledgeable, they like to be asked questions
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