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Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1848 331555
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A nice walk and quick lunch

We popped in here on Sunday after a lovely walk in the beautiful grounds. A quick lunch, which was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ckmcgurk8817
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Thornhill, United Kingdom
A great place to visit

We really enjoyed our visit to the gardens. We were very lucky with weather. Our dog enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DD4Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
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  • Average6%
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Set on the spectacular 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle presents one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and an internationally renowned...more
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Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
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+44 1848 331555
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"adventure playground"
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"guided tour"
in 42 reviews
"tea room"
in 37 reviews
"formal gardens"
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"craft shops"
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"stately home"
in 13 reviews
"art collection"
in 6 reviews
"cycle hire"
in 6 reviews
"great grounds"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful paintings"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 35 reviews
"bike shed"
in 6 reviews
"out of season"
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"mountain bike trails"
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"great adventure"
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"extensive grounds"
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"light lunch"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We popped in here on Sunday after a lovely walk in the beautiful grounds. A quick lunch, which was served with a smile from helpful staff. A cheese savoury sandwich on brown bread for Scott and a cheese & red onion toastie for me. Both...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the gardens. We were very lucky with weather. Our dog enjoyed playing in the river. The gardens are beautifully kept. A really good playground for children. The little gift shops were great with locally made craft items at low...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The very names Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry conjures vision of wealth, history and tradition. A splendid estate to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

our first visit but it wont be our last. Beautiful grounds but disappointed that the castle was closed although it didn't affect out enjoyment. The café is clean and reasonably priced which was a great surprise!! The gardens are amazing, truly spectacular! We also followed...More

Thank Nina M
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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Another 5* review! Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We're certainly lucky to work and live in such a beautiful part of the country. Let's hope that the weather is as kind when you return later...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited the Castle and did one the advertised walks . However we were disappointed at the lack of arrows when we out on one of the trails. If you choose to visit these walks make sure you have a GPS and a compass...More

Thank Jamie W
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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting us know of your recent disappointing visit to Drumlanrig. So that we are able to review the waymarking on our walks for any future visitors, I wonder if you would be able to email via our website on info@drumlanrigcastle.co.uk and let...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for the first time ahead of visiting the Garden of Cosmic Speculation just north of Dumfries, which is only open one day a year. Unfortunately the weather was not great, which made some of the outdoor activity possibilities a bit unappealing. However, there's...More

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing with us how much you enjoyed your recent visit to Drumlanrig. So good you gave us 5*! Fiona has only recently started guiding with us so she will be delighted when I let her know how you enjoyed her tour. Hopefully if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. Very interesting and impressive. I will definitely be back. A day is not enough to see everything in the garden. Everyone who travelling around Dumfries must visit this castle.

Thank D P
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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful 5* review. Our gardens certainly deserve a second visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fab visit to Drumlanrig, kids love the playpark, walks and of course the ice cream. Youngest heading back on Wednesday for a School trip. Slightly surprised not to find local ice cream for sale in the coffee shop!

Thank johndougan2012
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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and for letting us know that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully your youngest enjoyed their school trip as much!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic castle with beautiful grounds. Drumlanrig Castle is absolutely magnificent. The building, the art work, the grounds are all absolutely beautiful. The history of the family and the castle is fascinating. I would definitely recommend visiting this wonderful place.

Thank Grant D
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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review and recommendation and for letting us know that you enjoyed your day here. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after lunch with two children, a grandma and two dogs. We had a lovely walk in the grounds, then a tour of the house but our children were restless so had a quick tour with the shepherd tour guide which is a fabulous...More

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Claire O, Manager at Drumlanrig Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day here and that you were able to enjoy your tour too. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Matthew w
24 August 2017|
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Response from Claire O | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome to visit the Gardens and Country Estate. The only areas they can't go into are the Shop, Tearoom and Adventure Playground. I hope that you will enjoy your visit.
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charlie B
15 August 2017|
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Response from Claire O | Property representative |
Thanks for your comment. We are restricted to where we can place signs due to highway rules but our dates for opening are now fixed and we open Easter Weekend, both Bank Holidays in May and the months of July and August... More
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notquiteretired22
20 April 2016|
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Response from Claire O | Property representative |
If you wish to park at the Castle then yes there is a facility charge of £6 per person. If you wish to access other parts of the Estate and enjoy our walks then there would be no charge. We hope that this helps.
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