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Drum Castle & Gardens

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

We didn't actually visit the inside but walked around the castle. Nice small park and a wildlife garden can be accessed without admission. The wildlife garden was neglected by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We didn't actually visit the inside but walked around the castle. Nice small park and a wildlife garden can be accessed without admission. The wildlife garden was neglected by everyone else so we could observe birds like a woodpecker from a close distance. It is just next to the rose garden.

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Drum Castle with its Old Tower has one of the most intact medieval great halls in Scotland. It is famous for its garden of historic roses with over 200 different varieties of roses dating from the 17th to the 20th century. There are also three woodland walks on the estate. Visitors can wander around the inside of the castle at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Because i was going to Glasgow using some secondary roads, so unfortunatly i could not wait for the Castle to open (10.30 - 17.00). Anyway i have passed here at 7am and was able to take some really nice pictures of the Castle. Maybe next time i wait to get in.

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Some big houses don't have a lot to l but I this is exceptionally good and plenty to see inside . There are tour guides in a number of different rooms and they proved to be helpful and informative . They were helpful and told us the important details of events that had occurred there ,all in all quite a... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Took 2 of the kids (16 & 20) out for a relaxing afternoon. Looked around the castle, then had soup in the cafe and finally a leisurely stroll through the rose gardens which are stunning. Lovely peaceful place. Note cafe stops serving sandwiches etc quite early in the afternoon.

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Tayport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An excellent castle to visit. Very informative guides. Lovely garden to walk around. Very good cafe Definitely worth a visit.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are several walks available and we chose the woodland walk. It was pleasant and not strenuous and is only about a mile long. There is also a new play area for children. Had tea and scone in the cosy tea room. Delicious homemade scones. Castle was really interesting with different areas that had been added over the centuries. Beautiful... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The original part is 14th Century, but the family Irvine have added to it over the years with different parts identified as sixteenth, eighteenth and even more recent. The self guided tour is easy to follow with good information boards in each room, and always enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteer guides on hand to tell you more. A real treat of... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Paid £21 for myself and my son , there were a couple of interesting pieces particularly the art gallery but just felt there was so much more that could have been seen and wasn't opened up to the public.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Better than our expectation.....we went to another NTS property on the same day and were a bit disappointed, but Drum was lovely. Started with a late lunch in the tearoom...friendly, cosy, enjoyed it. Then looked round the castle and had a lovely walk in the grounds and a marked walk. Staff very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere good.

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