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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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  • I had a wonderful afternoon around the gardens taking some amazing photos for a photo competition next time I visit hopefully its in full bloom such a beautiful and tranquil place wether your just goi...  more »
  • The castle didn't open unti la few days after our pre-Easter visit, but the gardens were getting into good shape and the longer walks provided some great views around the place. The longer (green) wal...  more »
  • Great fun, beautiful gardens, lots to see and lots to do. Four adults who all had a brilliant time exploring this gorgeous castle.  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