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 during your Dumfries vacation using our convenient Dumfries route planner .
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  • Great for activities Lovely walks, bike rides and mountain biking Beautiful gardens Great adventure playground Stunning lochs and rivers  more »
  • We planned to go here as we are outlander fans the place is beautiful and you could easily spend all day here. The website states the grounds are shut until March well they aren’t, it’s just the castl...  more »
  • Feb half term...bugger all else on offer...enter the hero of the day ..Drumlanrig Castle. We had great walks and cycles completely for free (think u pay in season) in absolutely stunning surroundings....  more »
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  • Great castle, well worth a visit. Do the guided tour of the castle the guides are excellent and the vast knowledge of the history of both the castle and family is very impressive. The gardens are well worth a visit, especially if you have children. There is a good outdoor play park with sheltered seating for the adults.
  • Castle is beautiful and the land surrounding it is huge, well kept and impressive. But the treasures inside the castle are the real joy, including a stunning Rembrandt and some phenomenal period furniture. Guide was not great though and might be better replaced with a recording.
  • A well priced castle visit. Loads for the kids to do, excellent playground. Mountain bike rides for all as well. Staff friendly and very helpful. Well worth a visit an tour.
  • You must visit here if staying anywhere near. 80,000 acres of grounds with walks. Formal gardens which are delightful and dog friendly, and fabulous art and history in this stately home which is still in use today, all brought to life by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide on a tour which takes about an hour.
  • During the guided tour you will enjoy discovering a magnificent villa full of art masterpieces. After the tour, a quick bite at the bar/restaurant is also recommended.

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