Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle

The magnificent Drumlanrig Castle, constructed from distinctive pink sandstone, was commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, the first Duke of Queensberry and represents one of the first and most important Renaissance buildings in the country.  Home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queenbury, it is set on the spectacular 90,000 acre Queenbury Estate complete with country park, Victorian Gardens and championship Mountain BikeTrails. Drumlanrig Castle is brimming with centuries old heritage and culture, period furnishings, fine art and antiques.

The gardens at Drumalanig Castle are absolutely stunning and some of the designs date back to the early 17th Century.  While you are here you must vistit the The Heather Houses and the Victorian Glasshouse which are very popular attractions that are not to be missed.

If you are feeling peckish during your day out, why not visit the Castle Tearoom to sample our exciting new menu featuring delicious traditional Scottish dishes served with a twist.  Enough to tempt even the most discerning of palates!  The Tearoom was once the original kitchen of the Castle with its traditional flagstone floor.  Visitors can be tempted with the Earlybird Lunch, Sunday Roast or themed specials throughout the session.

Teeming with wildlife, Drumlanrig is a great place to come to learn, with our Educational activities which is suitable for Nursery, Primary and Secondary School children and can be adapted to suit specific curriculm requirements and age groups. 


Opening Times 2012

Drumlanrig Castle
31 March - 31 August (inclusive), daily 11am - 4 pm (last admission)
(Educational and private groups at other times by request)

Gardens and Country Estate
31 March - 30 September (inclusive), daily 10 am - 5 pm

2012 Admission, Bookings & Fees

Castle, Gardens & Parkland
Adult                                £ 10.00
Adult Concession (60+)   £  8.00
Child (5-16)                      £  6.00
Under 5s                           Free
Family*                             £28.00
*Family = 2 adults + 3 children

Gardens and Parkland Only
Adult                                £  6.00
Adult Concession (60+)   £  4.50
Child (5-16)                      £  3.50
Under 5s                           Free
Family*                             £16.00
*Family = 2 adults + 3 children


Disabled Access

There is a lift within the Castle, the Tearoom and Stableyard, where all areas can be easily accessed.  Facilities are also suitable for disabled access, although wheel chair users should be aware that all paths are grass and that some difficulty may result.  Anyone with a disability is asked to speak to a member of staff who will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction.

Dog Policy

Dogs are welcome but requested to be kept on their leads in the car park, stableyard, gardens and policy areas.