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Drum Castle & Gardens

Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
44-133-081-1204
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Banchory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Castles
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Been to this place many times over the years and find it enjoyable with its special rose garden and a delight to wander through the castle and grounds

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Scotland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a beautiful castle to visit, there are plenty of rooms to visit and each room has a laminated card that gives you information. There are also plenty of guides about who will impart there knowledge of the castle. Children can complete a quiz sheet on the way round if they wish, searching for the knitted haggis. A climb... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a lovely visit here. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Beautiful Gardens and as it was a lovely sunny day it was really nice to sit on the lawn in front of the castle and soak up the atmosphere. Lovely little tearoom with delicious cakes and the shop was also small but nice. The tower is quite a climb... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A trip to this castle was definitely worth it. The surroundings of the castle are breath taking and the castle is absolutely beautiful and cosy. Worth a visit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went to Drum Castle for the afternoon and had a great time, the staff were really informative and gave us the option to roam around the castle on our own but were also there to answer questions and give a little bit more of a personalized touch. The rose gardens were amazing and the tower provided a great insight... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a nice visit here marred by an encounter with front door staff. I appreciate they are volunteers but even so the lady concerned was blunt to the point of rudeness. The NTS - at some sites - has a policy of asking UK NT members who hold family membership to produce both membership tickets ie both 'mum and dad's'.... More

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We are on vacation and made arrangements to see Macbeth at Drum Castle. The price of the tickets were expensive for the quality of the performance. In Texas, this performance would have been free. The costumes were sub par and the stage was terrible. With that said, we loved the acting and the backdrop as the castle. The actors were... More

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Wakefield
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133 reviews 133 reviews
88 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Interesting rooms to tour and informative room guides. Great views from the roof of the tower. Good choice of snacks in the tea room.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When we visited the tower was just about to re open after a lot of work. Being a Jacobite history enthusiast I was keen to hear tales of the rooms that had been discovered where the laird hidden for three years after culloden. A little surprised to be told that the trust had not left a viewing hole so we... More

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

1st impressions on arrival at this castle are not good.The car park is totally inadequate for the amount of cars.Entry to the castle, to the ticket office, to the cloakrooms and to the tearoom is through an archway into a courtyard. At the archway there are two small border flower beds inside and outside full of weeds and dead bluebell... More

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