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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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A really homely castle

Drum used to be our 'local castle' and it was a few years since we had been there. Over the past two years the National Trust for Scotland has spent a lot of money renovating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Drum used to be our 'local castle' and it was a few years since we had been there. Over the past two years the National Trust for Scotland has spent a lot of money renovating, opening up a new floor, and re-routing the tour. As ever with NTS attractions, the guides were excellent and knowledgeable, pointing out the main features... More 

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Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Loved both the castle and picnic area but tops was the garden walk. There is a pool at the beginning of the walk just across from the actual Castle. It is all very photogenic as this pond with the adorable statue of a lovely wood nymph with elegant wings makes this the ultimate in snaps. The water is covered in... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went to visit the Gardens not the Castle thankfully as it was closed. We went to see the roses in Drum as they have heritage varieties and were not disappointed. Absolutely fascinating and there were some early bloomers, most roses required a few more weeks to reach their peak. For gardeners with a rose interest a must visit place

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Drum castle is amazing, staff so friendly, and always on had to talk about rooms and the history. Gardens are nice but will be better in June if we ever get the sun

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

great family day out at lovely gardens and historic 17C castle. lots of space in the beautiful gardens and the staff first rate. great tour guide and lots of historical information. Café was really nice and good quality food. worth a viist with family or friends as lots of variety.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a very tasty lunch here but didn't take time for anything else,we will maybe come back another day.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We really appreciated the large walled garden with the four C17th to C20th rooms. In the castle the room guides were extremely enthusiastic and informative. We were very impressed with the high standards that the National Trust for Scotland promote and maintain. We hope to return here & also to the equally fascinating Castle Fraser

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The superb quality of the castle, grounds and well informed guides make for a great family day out. I have been twice and would go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a lovely castle with furniture throughout. You can imagine yourself living in this place with its pictures and furniture. We loved talking to the guides and they gave lots of information about the castle and history of the items in the castle. The gardens were just starting to bloom and the gardeners were out in full force; it... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

With the Art Gallery being closed Drum Castle is housing some lovely paintings After visiting this lovely small historic castle we went to the coffee shop. Don't miss the lovely home bakes ! A walk in the Rose Garden was a delight Downside was the car park charge

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

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