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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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  • There's lots to see and do here.Phenomenal grounds, adventure playground for children, suitable up to 10 years of age, bike rental, cafe in the castle kitchen, Land Rover tours (need to be booked), th...  more »
  • This had a lovely tour of the inside of the castle, not sure if it is still a part of the deal. Who would not want to spend a day in the gardens? This also has a fun adventure park, not for the very y...  more »
  • Great day out and looks fantastic for families. Tea room superb. Grounds are kept beautiful. Mild weather for this time of year helped make it all the more enjoyable. 
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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