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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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  • A huge private residence as there is a number in Scotland. Beautiful furniture.
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  • I visit the castle every few years and I have had many castle tours over the years and every time I see things I have missed on previous visits so I never get bored with the tours. It was nice to see ...  more »
  • We were there this summer. We visited only the gardens. We spent a really nice afternoon there. The gardens are nice and big. There is a nice playground for the children. We took a lunch in the teeroo...  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