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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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Don't go when it's raining!

I caught the bus from Aberdeen to get there. When I got off the bus there was a very long narrow road to walk along to get to the caste. As I started walking the rain just got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rick P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I caught the bus from Aberdeen to get there. When I got off the bus there was a very long narrow road to walk along to get to the caste. As I started walking the rain just got heavier and I had no choice but to carry on for which seemed to take forever. When I got there I was... More 

Thank Rick P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Helpful friendly room guides explaining as much or little as you want. Grounds lovely mostly informal with good access. Rose Garden formal and great. Marked walks in the grounds. Good kids playground, indeed many people appear to have come for that

Thank Orkneydoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Drum is a beautiful castle and well worth a look around. You can explore each room at your own pace and knowledge guides are on hand to provide more information. The top floor has been refurbished to create gallery space and is currently hosting art from Aberdeen art gallery which is closed for refurbishment. The grounds are great for exploring.... More 

Thank Kelly L
Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a winderful afternoon here. The guilds in each part of the castle where very helpful. The gardens and surrounds where stunning. The tower is well worth the visit.

Thank Catherine Ellen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was full of history and beauty. The library was something to behold but what made this trip the most interesting was the staff, they were so friendly and ready to answer any questions I had. There enthusiasm gave me more enthusiasm and I learnt a great deal about the history of the place.

Thank Sam L
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jennifer the guide in the first room really enthused us regarding the history of the castle. The rose garden was pretty but not a patch on Crathes gardens.

Thank Douglas645
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely experience walking through this ancient building and grounds. The staff are all very friendly and interesting with their collective knowledge of how life has moved on through the centuries. The Castle feels very homely and the gardens are a pleasure to walk around.

Thank Anchrist
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a descendant of the Irvine Clan, I found this castle particularly interesting. We spent almost the entire day there. The rooms and especially the library do not disappoint. Do climb up to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of the countryside. I would also recommend lunch in the tea room in the kitchen of the castle.... More 

Thank Cyndym5
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here twice in April, Eventually finding where the walled garden was which we had missed the first time. we walked there only to find it closed to the public for a special occasion the next day and they were busy cutting the grass. You also have to buy your entrance ticket for the garden back up at the... More 

Thank Jane C
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Enjoyed the visit & plenty to see. The rooms are well laid out and the guides are full of information about the history of the castle should you wish to listen to them but you can walk around on your own. Lovely views & gardens & lots of information to be absorbed.

Thank Claire E

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