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Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries

(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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  • Still used by the 'family', Drumlanrig is a wealth of history. Tour of 'house' is very informative, the Tea Shop serves lovely stuff. If you are lucky to about when the shops in the stables are open -...  more »
  • We arrived here, only to find the castle closed and the incredible playground closed.We did a very nice and fairly easy 4K hike on the property. There is a cycle rental shop for the trails and place t...  more »
  • Beautiful castle with fantastic grounds. Perfect for a family day out. Has some stunning walks. The inside of the castle is beautifully decorated and houses some lovely pieces and paintings. There is ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Good tour, great guide, informative. Castle, decor, paintings and surrounding guardens are beautiful. Unfortunately photos are not allowed inside due to insurance.
  • Castle tour excellent, even my six-year old loved it, the guide being accommodating and very interactive. Playground just a little ways off was great, too.
  • Very interesting place, great tour of the castle plus fabulous grounds to walk about in
  • Great adventure playground and gardens to explore