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Drum Castle & Gardens

Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Banchory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Castles, Gardens, Outdoors

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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227 reviews 227 reviews
118 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
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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342 reviews 342 reviews
261 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Newtonhill, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to the Drum Castle and Gardens for a few years now, love have have my lunch there before we visit the garden centre. Bought some trees in 2013 but earlier in 2014 on of the tree died. On our next visit to the Garden Centre I seen an advisor and explained that the tree had died.... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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