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6. Drum Castle

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Drum Castle

 
Drum Castle was owned by the Irvine family of Drum from 1323 to 1975. Situated in the world famous castle country of northeast Scotland and standing at the gates to Royal Deeside on a ridge overlooking the River Dee 10 miles from Aberdeen, Drum Castle combines a medieval keep, a Jacobean mansion house and a later Victorian extension. The keep is one of the three oldest tower houses in Scotland, probably dating from 1290.

In 1644 soldiers destroyed the gardens at Drum, but today you can enjoy the Garden of Historic Roses which is especially delightful in June and July. In the castle grounds, look for beautiful medieval chapel, or enjoy one of the lovely country walks through the historic Old Wood of Drum.
 
Facilities include a gift shop, cafe and children's play area.

Drum Castle Address:
Drum Castle, Garden and Estate
Drumoak
By Banchory
Aberdeen & Grampian
AB31 5EY
Scotland, UK

Drum Castle Opening Times:
Castle
31st March to 30th June, daily (but closed Tuesday and Friday) 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm
1st July to 31st August, daily 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
1st September to 31st October, daily (but closed Tuesday and Friday) 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm
 
Open on Bank Holiday weekends from Friday to Monday inclusive
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
 
Garden of Historic Roses
31st March to 31st October, daily, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
 
Grounds
All year round

Drum Castle Admission:
Adult £8.00
Family £20.00
1 parent £16.00
Concession £5.00

Car park pay and display £2.00

Free to members of NTS

T  +44 (0)844 4932161

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