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.
The Adventure Playground
Your kids will love the chance to burn off some energy in our woodland adventure playground here at Drumlanrig Castle in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway.
Young explorers: are you ready for the big one?
It soars 13 metres up into the trees and will send you rushing for over 10 metres through the DARK! Guaranteed to GRAB your attention and produce SCREAMS of delight! With not just one but TWO tunnel slides, a suspension bridge, a 2m access platform and climbing net, plus NEW 6m high space net, parents will be wishing they were kids again!
Aerial runways, swings and more!
Our much-loved favourites are still here so your kids can still test their skills on the aerial runway, climbing frames, cableway and hammock swing, all set against the dramatic backdrop of Drumlanrig Castle. You’ll smile as younger kids re-enact swash-buckling battles at a mock castle, bringing to life tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and King Robert the Bruce, who both have connections with Drumlanrig. You can join in too, or relax on one of the benches or picnic tables nearby, ready to refuel your young warriors when they’ve had loads of action-packed fun.
Fun for tiny tots too…
And NEVER forgetting the little ones , the playground has a big wooden tractor with trailer, a wooden rocking horse and new toddler swings will keep tiny toes entertained.