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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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Typical Scottish Castle

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Eric H
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank James A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ladybar
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We thought Drum Castle much nicer than the nearby Crathes. Granted the walled gardens may not be quite so spectacular but the whole package is much better, the castle infinitely more interesting internally and presented as though the Irvine family had just popped out. No boring lifeless displays like Crathes and really warm and engaging room stewards who brought the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

A beautiful tranquil setting for a wedding , lovely grounds and courtyard for photos, full of history and character,

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Quenington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The national trust have looked after the castle well and provide excellent information about the family who owned Drum. The guides in each room are well informed and keen to share their knowledge. You can explore many rooms including the 12th century large tower.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Visited whilst a car show was visiting. Grounds very spacious. Good walks available. Tea shop small but serve a good selection of sandwiches and cakes. All fresh and well prices.

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Stevenston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Our visit to Drum Castle, in Aberdeenshire was not planned. We drove past a sign for Drum Castle on our way to Craigievar Castle, we decided to visit on our return. The drive up to Drum Castle was gentle, both sides were green grass with cows and horses. The roadway was narrow, but it was a good gentle drive to... More 

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