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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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Yes the car park renovations are still ongoing. The castle and gardens are well worth a visit and the roof top view is fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Yes the car park renovations are still ongoing. The castle and gardens are well worth a visit and the roof top view is fantastic.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited here as a family one weekend when the weather was especially nice and while the castle is very nice and well managed, the walled garden was the highlight as it was very nice to sit in and relax in the fine weather. There's lots of open space for the kids to run around in.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited here on a Monday. The first problem was finding somewhere to park! They are repairing and rebuilding the car park, and of the few places left for parking there were builders vans and piles of gravel! Hopefully this will be sorted soon. The castle and gardens are beautiful. The guides are very knowledgeable and shared that knowledge well.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The docents were extremely knowledgable. I loved the fact the interior was decorated and the paintings were amazing. The tower views were beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Arrived around midday with two children eager for a play area. Not many play areas can match this one!! We were really happy to see that the kids really enjoyed this! The lady at reception was very nice. We went up the stairs and met Ann who was very informative about the history of the castle. Ann told the children... More 

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Plenty of history with very interesting and informative guides. There is a beautiful historic rose garden and plenty of grounds, where you can picnic or explore, including woodland trails. The teashop serves wonderful and tasty soups and home baking, plus lots more choice. All in all a really good day out with lots to see and do whatever your age.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

we visited when only the castle grounds were open to visitors, but still worth a look. quaint chapel on the grounds, and nice walking area around the gardens.

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Lancashire England
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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A very interesting castle with a fascinating history. The walled garden is lovely. They have developed a fantastic children's adventure playground too. Well worth visiting. Excellent staff on hand to provide stories and details about the property.

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Aberdeenshire Scotland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of the many on the castle trail, Drum castle only 10 miles from Aberdeen. Nice gardens and woodland walks, nice place for a picnic. Dates from 1323.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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211 helpful votes 211 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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