Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Drumlanrig Castle in Scotland is a piece of history, a work of art and a place for entertainment on the Scottish Queensberry Estate in Dumfries and Galloway.

One of the Scotland's top historic houses, the “Pink Palace” owes its name to its 17th Century Renaissance architecture and is home to the Duke of Queensberry.

Among all the historic houses and castles in Scotland, Drumlanrig Castle certainly stands out for being one of the most beautiful and fascinating.

The size and charm of the castle can be felt by its sheer scale with 120 rooms as well as its distinctive towers and turrets. It was recently used for the setting of the televised series Outlander during the shooting of season 2. The Castle`s history has furnished it with a rich art collection including Rembrandt`s ‘Old Lady Reading’, a collection of Paul Sandby`s landscapes and portraits such as Thomas Gainsborough’s. But equally antiques and furniture worthy of Drumlanrig’s legacy make it an interesting site to visit.

Events and activities are geared towards the seasons, focussing mainly on outdoor activities during the summer including family orientated ones like fishing, hiking, yoga,walking, biking or even group cycling, countryside fairs and hunting. There is even a playground in the park.

However, the castle closes for the winter season but still offers tours of the Castle all year round. The Castle even has a newsletter to keep potential visitors informed.

The Castle provides a range of services in way of private events such as weddings, corporate events, film and photo shooting. Accessibility is an important issue of concern for the hosts, offering full castle access to those with disabilities, providing wheelchairs and personal assistance on booking and inquiry. The Castle`s website is a useful point of information, detailing how to make your way there using different methods of transportation. It further explains the range of activities possible and even shares maps of the estate and castle to help with orientation whether walking, cycling or driving.

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Opening Hours

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
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Wednesday:
01:00 - 02:00
Thursday:
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Friday:
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Saturday:
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Sunday:
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19 April 2019 - 22 April 2019

04 May 2019 - 06 May 2019

25 May 2019 - 27 May 2019

01 July 2019 - 31 August 2019

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