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Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • The drive up to the castle was lovely.The estate is large and the drive was scenic. There is lots of walking up in the hills. There is cycle hire that caters for families and plenty of traffic free cy...  more »
  • We visited in June but didnt realise that the castle doesnt open the same time as grounds and gardens, so we were a bit disappointed. Great play area for kids and you can hire bikes to have a ride rou...  more »
  • We paid for a family ticket which was reasonable priced. Seeing we had kids in the car it was suggested we might want to park next to the adventure playground rather than at the main car park at the o...  more »
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  • Love this castle and gardens good day out and a children's play park. Plants for sale and cafe .
  • Excellent for mountain biking. Good mix of trails and on site bike shop.
  • Took a walk in the extensive grounds on a crisp winter's day, loved it.
  • 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.
  • Great for kids with the adventure playground

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Where to stay in Dumfries

As Dumfries is just a small city within the Dumfries and Galloway region, the city itself is somewhat limited on places to stay. You'll find a handful of mid-range to high-end hotels in the city--if you're intent on being based in Dumfries, it's best to book early to avoid disappointment. Otherwise, there are plenty of options in nearby cities and towns such as Sanquhar, Lockerbie, Auchencairn, and Thornhill.
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