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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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Beautiful gardens and surroundings

The castle is made up of several periods so is an interesting mix of styles. The tower is worth a visit and the interiors of the house are interesting; but the walled garden is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The castle is made up of several periods so is an interesting mix of styles. The tower is worth a visit and the interiors of the house are interesting; but the walled garden is the real gem. The garden is quiet, peaceful and well laid out. There is beautiful planting and it is emmaculately maintained.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Another of Scotland's Jewels... Magnificent ....You will find beautiful words of wisdom from the Scots , who so love to share their Country and History with You...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful walled garden and the castle is interesting to visit. A great place to visit and near Crathes castle which is also a National Trust property.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As soon as I saw a picture of this castle, I knew I had to visit it - such an intriguing array of buildings of different styles. Inside, the interior is pleasant with some fascinating items rather than anything outstanding or famous (except for the extraordinary porcelain replica of the Roman Corbridge lanx). The atmosphere is wonderful and the room... More 

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I went to Drum on our way home from aberdeen as we are NTS members. It is also housing an art display from aberdeen gallery which is closed until2017 for refurbishment. This allowed access to a previously unopen to the public area of the castle. There are tour guides in most rooms and information boards to read... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our first visit to Drum Castle was on Sunday which was a bit shocking as its only 20 min drive from us! Easy to find and we were keen to look round just a little shocked at the price of entry (£12.50 each) but this was our first visit to a Scottish Castle in Aberdeenshire so have no idea if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Going though all the national trust sites one by one since we have a pass, well Drum has to be one of our favourite Castles in north east Scotland. Lots of interesting history, good guides. you get a feel how things were in the past. Well done NTS

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Easy to get to from Aberdeen, but you will to drive there. Beautiful grounds and Castle building. Great view from Tower rooftop. Inside the castle there is plenty history and you can seeh owt he generations have lived there. Good to see and at the moment there is also an Art exhibition from Aberdeen Art Gallery on loan there. Alol... More 

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Appin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The family home of the Irvine Family for over 650 years, the estate lands were granted to the family in 1323 by Robert the Bruce. This is a sprawling building which has many architectural influences reflected in its long history. Drum Castle is one of Scotland's oldest tower houses and in conjunction with the Aberdeen Art Gallery. hosts some of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The castle is so complete, it covers several centuries within the same family and isn't one of these venues that has 'a hairnet belonging to one of the family', this is the real deal. The castle contains much of the family possessions, so it is like stepping into the history of the family and travelling with them through the ages.

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Address: Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-133-081-1204
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory

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