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Drum Castle & Gardens

Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Banchory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Castles
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Austin, Texas
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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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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40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Tucson, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We arrived at the castle about 3:40pm, late in the afternoon. But since the sign announces last entry was allowed at 4:00pm, we rather assumed we would have at least an hour to visit -- until 5:00pm we thought. Not so. By 4:20pm the staff were turning off the lights and making it clear it was time for us to... More

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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A nice castle, although old on the outside it is predominantly Victorian on the inside. Four good walks around the grounds with different levels of ability. The rose garden was not in bloom in May but still worth a visit. The small tea room staff were very helpful and the home made cakes delicious. Unfortunately they were not geared up... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Just spent a lovely day at Drum Castle with the family. This castle is a hidden gem just a few miles outside of Aberdeen and very easy to find! We were there for the Cadbury 'Eggplorer' Easter Egg trail (£2 per child)- great fun and we met the Easter Bunny! The castle lawn side looked BEAUTIFUL in the sunshine so... More

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Dallas, Texas
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38 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We arrived at Drum Castle only to find half of the building covered up in this horrible, ugly scaffolding. It kind of just looks like a castle-themed mansion more than anything. Some of the craggy, ruined castles are actually more worthwhile to see than this one. I'm glad the castle was already closed inside so we didn't waste our money... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I eat at the Drum garden centre on a regular basis and find the food great but they charge to much for there cakes , the cakes ,scones are not very big and that should reflect on the price . Also I drink tea and find the size of there pots are to small you just get 1 cup ,... More

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21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Part of the castle is closed due to restoration work but don't let this put you off; there is plenty enough to see and do inside and out. The castle shows how tastes developed through four centuries and the guides are genuinely interesting. They are developing a good sized children's play area to that doesn't look far off from completion.... More

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