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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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Had a few walks here with dogs. Great grounds for walking, brilliant if you get a sunny day too! Ample parking. Good place to take kids on a dry day for something to do - there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a few walks here with dogs. Great grounds for walking, brilliant if you get a sunny day too! Ample parking. Good place to take kids on a dry day for something to do - there is an adventure play park!

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Castle Drum, near Aberdeen, dates back nearly 700 years, and is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. National Trust members, of both England and Scotland, have free access to the castle and grounds, otherwise there is a charge of £12.50 per adult (concessions £9). The castle is located about 10 miles west of Aberdeen, within an extensive woodland... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

On a very dreich day this was a perfect place to visit. Warm, welcoming feeling on entry. Plenty of unusual Xmas gifts etc. Restaurant upstairs from a simple coffee to a full meal, something to satisfy all tastes.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Spent a lovely afternoon wandering round the castle and grounds, they had an exhibition of modern art on the upper floor which was very interesting and all the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful during our visit.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

An interesting castle to visit. The guides in the downstairs rooms where very knowledgeable about the property. Part of the upstairs is currently displaying an art exhibition on loan from Aberdeen Art Gallery. The tea room is situated on the lower part of the castle in the original kitchen area.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

It is more like an mansion , not a castle. However, we enjoyed the travel in time. It was like entering another era. The best part was our visit to the library. many special thanks and congratulations for the lady who volunteers in the library and gave us all this information about the history of the family and the book... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

What a magnificent castle and grounds. I am biased because my mother was an Irwin and Drum castle has been the Irwin (Irving, Irvine) family for centuries. In 1323 William de Irwin was granted charter of the Barony of Drum and the family occupied the Castle and Tower until it was turned over to the National trust for Scotland in... More 

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were disappointed to find that even though it's the school holidays here the castle and tearoom are shut during weekdays. However thankfully we had taken a picnic for lunch and there were plenty of places to sit and eat it. Make sure if you take this option you take a picnic blanket as we couldn't see any picnic tables... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My friend and I travelled to Aberdeenshire and Scotland just to visit castles, and Drum was one we really wanted to see. The castle has been built somewhat piecemeal so it has many different styles and quirky rooms. It was very interesting to see some of the history of the family who held the castle for 500 years before finally... More 

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Tain, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Small and homely feeling castle with newly renovated ancient tower. Lovely gardens to visit that are in good condition even at this time of year (Ocotober).

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