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Drum Castle & Gardens

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Address: Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
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Quaint & Authentic Tearoom

We haven't been for a while, but the brief pit stop we made at the Drum Castle Tearoom was long overdue and much enjoyed. The tearoom is located in the old kitchen - with low... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been for a while, but the brief pit stop we made at the Drum Castle Tearoom was long overdue and much enjoyed. The tearoom is located in the old kitchen - with low ceilings, stone walls and evidence of all that history all around. Drinks were perfect and reasonably priced; we didn't sample the cakes or lunch -... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of choice. Decided on the soup and sandwich deal and the kids had a sandwich box. Was served the wrong soup initially but was no problem getting it changed. Kids choices were the usual mix of sandwiches, yoghurt and fruit. Had the cheesecake for dessert and it was delicious. Homebakes are definitely its strength. Lovely shop with unusual gifts... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drum is worth the drive from Aberdeen for a coffee and a scone. Always good and staff friendly and helpful.

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Ayr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Visited on a Sunday afternoon to discover the castle had a Hollyfest attraction in progress. The Brew House and Castle had lots of stalls selling goods as well as activities for children. Visitors were free to wander at will around the castle. The tearoom was quite busy but we managed to find a seat and have coffee and a cake... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Both the setting and for me the weather Drum Castle could not have been more perfect. A lovely place to stop and enjoy, The gardens are especially beautiful. Both are perfectly maintained.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited Drum Castle on a recent trip to Scotland along with a number of other castles in the Banchory area. As time allows, one should visit as many castles as possible as they are all different and present a complete picture of what life was like in the Middle Ages and more recent times. Particularly on a cool or... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

My partner was keen to visit this castle, and was very dissapointed. We arrived and the entry was only £4 each due to an event taking place. We started to walk round the castle and every room we entered had stalls in the rooms. There were only 3 rooms which had no stalls and had not been touched. We can... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Very easily accessible castle from Aberdeen (on either the 201, 202, 203 buses), this National Trust property has some interesting rooms and very good paintings. The grounds are large making the property somewhere that you could definitely spend quite a few hours in. The café is very good and has free WiFi.

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Pittenweem
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to Drum Castle and Garden. The original tower house has a fabulouse fairytale feel and the formal garden was a reall surprise, especially the lolly pop ewe trees! The art works on the top floor is a great use of space. Well done NTS.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I had the privilege of staying in a beautifully appointed apartment within the walls of this lovely old castle. The apartment sleeps two very comfortably. The castle staff were very friendly and helpful. After the castle closed at 5PM, the castle was mine! I was serenaded by swallows and could look across peaceful meadows to the cows. There were fine... More 

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