If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle. From activities for kids to salmon fishing, you’ll find a raft of activity awaiting you. The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers and from your very first glance you’ll know you’re entering a special place. Special enough, in fact, that the producers of Outlander recently used the Castle for filming their second series! You will discover Rembrandt’s Old Lady Reading and family portraits by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, landscapes by Paul Sandby and the Dutch masters, and cartoons by Rowlandson amid the finest furnishing and antiques. The 90,000 acre Estate boasts miles of beautiful walks and acres of gardens. Launch yourself down one of our championship mountain biking trails, or hook yourself a salmon, fishing on the river. Activities for kids include everything from the adventure playground to ranger-led wildlife walks and a host of events. The Castle is the stunning Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and they hope you find it as inspiring as they do.
Drumlanrig Castle isn’t just any Scottish Castle, it is one of the best Scottish castles and no trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to Drumlanrig. Being the Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, one visit and you’ll understand why this estate is so precious to the entire family. Stunning gardens, palatial interiors, absolutely stunning parklands, once visited, you’ll be able to see for yourself, just exactly why Drumlanrig is one of our biggest and brightest hidden gems. Please remember however, that Drumlanrig is a family home and this is one of the many reasons why the castle is only open to the public between the 1st April and 30th September and during these times, there are guided tours around the house 5 or 6 times a day, so make sure to check their really informative website for all up to date times etc.