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Address: Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-133-081-1204

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nice walking on grounds

we visited when only the castle grounds were open to visitors, but still worth a look. quaint chapel on the grounds, and nice walking area around the gardens.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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State College, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

we visited when only the castle grounds were open to visitors, but still worth a look. quaint chapel on the grounds, and nice walking area around the gardens.

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Lancashire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A very interesting castle with a fascinating history. The walled garden is lovely. They have developed a fantastic children's adventure playground too. Well worth visiting. Excellent staff on hand to provide stories and details about the property.

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Aberdeenshire Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of the many on the castle trail, Drum castle only 10 miles from Aberdeen. Nice gardens and woodland walks, nice place for a picnic. Dates from 1323.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

With out member NTS cards free. The big, thick, old tower was already open before 1100 hours, so we could have a look around and climb on the roof. Also the chapel was open next to the parking. In the lower part of the big tower was a library with recently discovered secret rooms, about which an explanation was provided... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great visit to a beautiful castle which was given to William de Irwyn in 1325 by Robert the Bruce and had remained belonging to Clan Irvine until 1975. Loads to see and the C14th medieval tower was very interesting as was the library. The room guides are always knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. We had lunch in the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Attended a BBQ here for the last 2 summers, the castle is beautiful & the grounds are large & stunning, also plenty car parking spaces

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The castle was closed that day but we were still able to see the grounds. The landscaping was immaculate!!! The castle is not what I would have expected it to be. But it's still worth to see if you are in the area.

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Inverkeithing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Set in in lovely grounds this Castle is a great mix of medieval and more recent structures. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the Castle. The Guides were fantastic, so enthusiastic about their Property, providing stories and historical details as well as information about their recent 'finds' in the library walls. The tearoom in what we presume was the castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed Drum castle, each volunteer guide we met gave very interesting facts about the castle especially the lady positioned in the library. The library in my opinion is the best room in the castle would love to spend hours looking through the books! We ventured up to the top of the new tower which was a steep climb. But... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited Drum Castle as part of a week's tour of Scotland. It's a small but very historic castle which has been owned by the Irvine family for over 650 years. The tour starts with a history of the family and the castle, and as you progress through the rooms, the enthusiastic, helpful and knowledgeable staff and the 'room cards'... More 

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