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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
+44 1330 700334
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Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5EY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch in Drum Castle, Garden & Estate in December and were very impressed. The staff are amazing and cannot do enough for you. Each and every staff member took the time to chat and honestly went above and beyond. The food was good...More

Thank Catriona24210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Althought the castle was closed due to winter opening hours we had a nice walk in the woods and down to the garden and also round the grounds of the castle and chapel.

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 11 December 2017

My visit was spoiled by adverse winter weather, so I cut it rather short. The grounds are extensive and I'm sure the castle is worth a visit. It was closed .

Thank jslf29
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We opted to walk around the grounds here as a way of wearing out some very boisterous toddlers! The woods are beautiful, as is the castle and there is a lovely children’s play area. Definitely recommended.

Thank John-frae-Banff
Reviewed 24 November 2017

One of my favorite castles in Aberdeenshire. I try to stop by every time I am in the area. I am never disappointed. The staff is friendly and helpful. The castle oozes history, and we always learn something different every time we go. The café...More

Thank twarney
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We visited Drum Castle twice this year, its my favourite NT property, it worth being a member as its costs £12.50 plus parking for non members, we are lucky to be members, as there is a fantastic Harry Benson exhibition on show at the moment...More

1  Thank Ann281
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this castle as it is part of the National Trust membership. What a great site! The history is quite fantastic, and you are able to learn about multiple centuries of Scottish lairds who lived in the castle. In the winter, the tower section...More

Thank LT4_lotr
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We came to see the special exhibition of harry Benson photographs and as we arrived a tour of the house and castle was about to begin so we joined in. Lots of history which I found very difficult to understand (given my lack of historical...More

Thank Ena-Bill
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Although the castle was closed the grounds were open and there is a brilliant walk through the woods that has stunning views. Would recommend willies though as it was quite muddy!

Thank iladylaura
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We often walk our dogs here but recently went to the photography exhibition in the castle. Great experience at the exhibition and really enjoyed it. Went for lunch in the larder and had a really lovely lunch of soup and sandwiches. Not cheal but good...More

Thank CaroleLed
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Melissa M
18 September 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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9 February 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.
23 July 2016|
Response from DunelmArts | Reviewed this property |
Hello. If you're a member of the National Trust parking is free. If you're not a member of the National Trust, the car park charge is £2.00