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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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Pretty castle

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jane D
Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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 

Thank Elizabethadvisor
Brechin, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

Thank judith048
Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Etchbee
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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Portree, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

17 of us made a pre-arranged visit to this historic fortified house and garden last Saturday. The castle was being used to showcase a craft, jewellery, specialist food fair which was contsined in SOME of the internal rooms corridors and walled entrance. As such for a rrasonable price on entry of just £2.00 per person we were able to see... More 

Thank Tim M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The day we visited there was an arts and crafts fair being held in the castle so we were not able to see the rooms displayed to the full grandeur. We did go to the tower which was incredible

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very nice castle, good for visiting for a family, plenty to do for the little ones, quiz on way round and also making tatie bogles

Thank WendersDundee
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160 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Drum may not be as popular or as large as Crathes, but it is a wonderful place to visit. The castle itself is very attractive (the nursery at the top should not be missed if you are of a certain age!) The grounds are very impressive, from the immaculate rose garden to the woodland walks: take the walk up to... More 

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