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Drum Castle & Gardens

Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
44-133-081-1204
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Banchory
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Gardens, Castles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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Glasgow
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Many years since our first visit, we had a relatively short period, on the second day of the new season, in which to rekindle our memories, but still enough to get the feel of this lovely old place, part of which is over 700 years old (though not quite ready for the public following restoration work). Though beautifully furnished, Drum... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was lucky enough to have a preview of what Drum Castle and Gardens have to offer for this coming season. The newly restored tower is still shrouded in scaffolding but that is due to come down very soon. By early summer the castle will be back to full accessibility, with the library open to visitors again. The tearoom has... More

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St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Drum Castle is a really lovely castle and the guides are friendly and really know and care about the property. The grounds are good to walk in and the rose garden is particularly gorgeous if you can visit when all the roses are out.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Drum. Our host was very informative and friendly. Definitely worth the time.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Interesting place and, of course, full of history. Guides know what they are talking about and you can take your time, Gardens are also worth a visit although in my latest visit it was winter and there was not so much to see. There is a pleasant coffee shop available and lots of excellent walks in the grounds.

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Leslie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a very interesting and lovely property to visit. The staff were really helpful and very pleasant with a good knowledge of the history of the place The gardens are beautiful and so peaceful and there are forest trails for those who enjoy walking.

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Newtonhill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Just was there yesterday and looked to some large tree's and staff told us that they can deliver which for us was £5.00 and is was delivered the next day. But the good think about the garden centre is that any question we had the staffs where happy to answer them all, so we could not go wrong to get... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

great to visit garden and seeing rose blooming. great weather during the visit. nice!recommended place to visit.

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