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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

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Explore one of Royal Deeside's top historic attractions at Drum Castle The keep at Drum Castle is one of the three oldest tower houses surviving in Scotland. The original house was enlarged with the creation of a very fine Jacobean mansion in 1619 and a later addition during the reign of Queen Victoria. The castle was lived in, until 1975, for over 650 years by the Irvine family. Inside the house are an excellent collection of portraits and good Georgian furniture. The gardens were destroyed by soldiers in 1644 but there is now a Garden of Historic Roses and in the grounds a 16th century chapel.

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Facilities & information



Disabled Access

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: Castle, Tearoom and Shop: 29 Mar to 30 Jun, Thur-Mon 11.00-16.00 (last entry); 1 July to 31 Aug, daily 11.00-16.00 (last entry); 1 Sep to 29 Sep, Thur-Mon 11.00-16.00 (last entry); 1 Oct - 30 Mar Sat-Sun, 11.00-16.00. Please see NTS website for Garden of Historic Rose & Grounds opening times.

Price Details: Member: FREE Adult: £12.50 Family: £29.50 1 Parent: £23.00 Concession: £9.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, BanchoryAB31 5EY, United Kingdom

Off the A93, three miles west of Peterculter, ten miles west of Aberdeen and eight miles east of Banchory.

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