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“What a truly beautiful place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle
Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 4AQ, Scotland
01848 331555
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Dumfries
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Set on the spectacular 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle presents one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and an internationally renowned art collection. Beyond the castle are over 40 acres of enchanting gardens and a wide range of activities including walking, mountain biking, adventure playground, wildlife watching, Scottish Cycle Museum, Landrover tours, Ranger-led walks, events programme as well as shopping and catering.
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Leeds
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“What a truly beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

From the tree lined approach to the manicured gardens this place oozes a loved and cared for environment

Visited September 2012
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“Lots of choice for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Although the Castle and activity park (zip wires, slides swings etc) are only open seasonally, you can visit the estate grounds and use the footpaths all year round. These vary from woodland trails to riverside paths and differing lengths. There are small shops and cycle hire in the stable-block area and marked mountain bike routes. The creator of the first bicycle, Kirkpatrick Macmillan lived in this area and there is a commemorative way-marked cycle route through some amazing scenery for the energetic, or you can have a cuppa in the stable block in winter or the castle tea-room during the open season. Huge amount of extra information available on the website http://www.drumlanrig.com if you are planning a visit. One of my family's favourite places in this region.

Visited June 2012
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“A pleasant visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.But do not expect a typical castle it is more of a stately home. The grounds looked beautiful but due to an abundance liquid sunshine we could not enjoy them

Visited August 2012
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“Good day out for parents and children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We went with grandchildren aged 11 and 12 and they enjoyed it as much as we did. Lovely rooms, friendly informative guides and we could walk round in our own time. At 1.15pm we went to the restaurant, ordered, then were told that the chef had gone off for 10 minutes. The children were hungry so we went to the cafe in the courtyard and found long queues of folk off coaches. So, back to the restaurant. The chef still hadn't returned but to their credit the waitresses did their best to give us food which was fine when it arrived. However, some staff training is needed!
The chef didn't come back while we were there and the first watress struggled to take our order.
(August 21st.)

Visited August 2012
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“Drum 'Roll' please !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Fine building with many interesting objet d'arts and pleasant grounds.
The staff are a credit.
The catering be fine whether it be the cafe or restaurant. The latter offers alcoholic beverages albeit limited though. There be but three choices - Larger (Budweiser) or Wine (house Red or White). No local ales and, bearing in mind where we be, no 'Water of Scotland' - save for a £40.00 bottle in the gift shop !
Worth visiting.

Visited August 2012
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