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Drum Castle & Gardens

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Address: Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
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We booked Drum Castle for our wedding in the library. The staff were amazing and helped with everything as we were coordinating from our home in England. The library had the fire... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ken F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked Drum Castle for our wedding in the library. The staff were amazing and helped with everything as we were coordinating from our home in England. The library had the fire on and had a fantastic ambience. We then had a reception in the main drawing room which was beautiful. Our main photos were in the grounds outside and... More 

Thank Ken F
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great castle set on beautiful grounds. Visited in winter when it was all closed up but it was great walking around the grounds.

Thank adammawright
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visted this castle as part of a weekend away in Aberdeen. The location is accessible to get to by public transport; which drops you off at the bottom of a hill and it is a pleasant walk to the top. Once you reach the castle, you can see which parts of history has added it's own flare to... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

As we live local we have become regular visitors to drum. October to March the castle is open on the weekends. The nature trails are great and suitable for small kids as they are only a mile each. The play area is excellent, and of of our kids favourites...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 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 January 1, 2017 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 December 21, 2016 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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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.

Thank Floodyman
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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