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Drumin Castle

Glenlivet Estate | Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9EX, Scotland
+44 1479 870070
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Small ruin in a beautiful location

This small castle ruin is signposted from the B9008, with a car parking area just a few minutes... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2017
Moray, United Kingdom
Out of the way castle

A great spot for a picnic in the walled gardens and a little bit of castle to see. Quite ruined... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
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Glenlivet Estate | Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9EX, Scotland
+44 1479 870070
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Reviewed May 13, 2017

This small castle ruin is signposted from the B9008, with a car parking area just a few minutes from it. The steps to the castle were closed for repair when I visited a few days ago, but another path was marked from the car park...More

1  Thank fiona07
Reviewed April 13, 2017

A great spot for a picnic in the walled gardens and a little bit of castle to see. Quite ruined and no bits to climb when I was there, but the hill to get there was quite steep. The walled garden is spacious and has...More

Thank jed103
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Before visiting here it's best to read a bit about the History of the building. Like so many of Scotlands ancient castles this one is also in a ruinous condition. Don't let that put you off though. It's worth the effort to take time to...More

Thank antis
Reviewed November 12, 2016

This old castle is ruined (partly) but still can be seen the main structures, well. The most difficult is to find it, not located at beside of wide roads. You should take enough time especially at (out of season) dark time, daylight is shorter from...More

Thank JaakkoTapio
Reviewed October 6, 2016

As you stagger out of the superb Glenlivet Distillery, spare a little time to stop off at the Drumin Castle. It is a beautiful little ruin with lovely gardens and a shed load of history. A small climb up an ancient pathway will take you...More

Thank RON222014
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Stopped on a way from Tomintoul to Dufftown. Its a nice ruin, but need 1 or 2 tables how to find it. It has a small, well kept walled garden with information table about the castle history. Also in the castle (not accessible directly from...More

Thank Gabriel V
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We were just trying to kill time and took a leisurely long walk around the grounds here one morning. Beautiful views of the heather covered mountains.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed May 28, 2016

We stumbled across this castle on our travels. There is a large car park next to it and many many steps to reach the castle. There is a lovely view when you reach the top though. The castle is in ruin but you can feel...More

Thank Lindalre
Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lovely setting with the river bumbling passed. Nice and clean with no litter. Handy little car park with a short windy path to climb up to the ruin of the castle. Alexander Stewart lived here (also known as the Wolf of Badenoch & famous...More

1  Thank JAMel2013
Reviewed September 1, 2014

A really pleasant visit to Druin Castle. Its been "restored" to look after it and it is a nice walk and place to visit to learn more about the area and its history. Walk from car park is up some stairs, but there is a...More

Thank EdinTraveler
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