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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
+44 1330 700334
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“rose garden” (22 reviews)
“guided tour” (16 reviews)
“room guides” (10 reviews)
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Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
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+44 1330 700334
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"rose garden"
in 22 reviews
"guided tour"
in 16 reviews
"room guides"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"low ceilings"
in 3 reviews
"stone walls"
in 3 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 8 reviews
"top floor"
in 5 reviews
"original tower"
in 4 reviews
"sandwich"
in 5 reviews
"art gallery"
in 5 reviews
"tea room"
in 11 reviews
"national trust for scotland"
in 10 reviews
"play area"
in 7 reviews
"cakes"
in 10 reviews
"nts properties"
in 4 reviews
"tea shop"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to Drum for the grandkids to play in the playground and the grounds. Wet day so decided to head in to the cafe for some lunch. On the way in we stopped at the little chapel which was really worth looking through - very...More

Thank Grant N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well keep medieval castle with very old square donjon. The castle itself includes 13th century tower and Victorian time extensions, with cafe on ground floor and exhibitions on upper floors. Unfortunately for me all exposition is dedicated for Irvin family (hundreds years castle lords), mostly...More

Thank Pudik
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place to visit highly recommend taking the guided tour. Lovely gardens. Nice cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Picnic area.

Thank Joan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A £3 charge for the car park. The near by woods have a popular childrens play area. An impressive castle showing a progession from tower castle to country house. The cafe has outside seating as well as pleasant inside seating within the old kitchens. Good...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drum Castle, just outside Aberdeen, is a pretty fascinating building and while it never played a truly important role in the history of Scotland, the story of the castle is nevertheless an interesting one. The original part of the castle is thought to be one...More

1  Thank mellokun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allowed to take pictures in here which was nice. Lovely day weather wise, guide very informative. I liked the history, lovely gardens also.

Thank Ann-Victoria M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me be honest - I don't like guided tours; I would normally far rather look round at my own pace. So today's visit was unusual from the start, as we arrived just as a guided tour was starting and we (I confess, grudgingly) agreed...More

1  Thank Miss_Elspeth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can explore the rooms, the basement and even the rooftop at this castle. The sister castle to Crathes, but not as exquisite. Still worth the visit to compare the two castles.

Thank MIZT13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great castle, garden and grounds, excellent for introducing visitors to Scotland's castle, both old and new castles. Great grounds for long walks and get walled garden.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to spend the day, had lunch in the tea room, very nice too, staff really welcoming, nothing was too much trouble for any of them excellent customer care,

Thank Janet H
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Morag E
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Grant S | Reviewed this property |
I think you might have the wrong review. We visited 6 weeks ago and gave it 5*’s saying picturesque views and lovely grounds. Staff were good too, from what I remember.
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Melissa M
September 18, 2017|
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Response from Amandine R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a big parking, I cannot remember the cost either... I think the nearest location would be outside the castle grounds or along the alley, which are not too far, I mean you can walk.
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VinceTS
February 9, 2017|
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Response from jenniferforster |
Castle is open at weekends only till the end of March. 11am-4pm.Grounds open every day. The garden and Tower is closed till the end of March.
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