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Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • We visited on a weekday and therefore it was very quiet. We did not visit the castle as it closes at the end if September. Some shops are open out of season at the weekends but they weren't open durin...  read more »
  • This was our second visit - we toured both the house and gardens. This time all we wanted was a walk around the gardens and a coffee. We arrived half an hour before closing and said we wanted just to ...  read more »
  • We visited Drumlanrig on a drizzly, misty Wednesday in September and absolutely loved it. What an amazing place. The gardens are beautifully decorated; manicured lawns and acres of trees from centurie...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Nice little shops, good food, and park for kids
  • I was here for the fantastic mountain biking - but there's loads more too! Great weekend away for all sorts of people.
  • Visited a few times latest with the country fair beautiful place and surroundings well worth a afternoon wander
  • Great cycling and mountain bike trails.
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