Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle

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. 


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.



Opening Dates, Times & Prices

2018 Opening Dates

Gardens and Country Estate

30th March – 30th September, 10am – 5pm.


30th March – 2nd April inclusive
5th May – 7th May inclusive
26th May – 28th May inclusive
1st July – 31st August inclusive

Guided tours start from 11am, with the last tour at 4pm (approx. 1 hour).


Gardens & Parkland 

Includes gardens, tearoom, cafe, shop, adventure playground, walks, cycle and mountain bike trails.

Adult £6.00
Adult Concession (60+) £4.50
Child (5-16) £3.50
Under 5s Free
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) £16.00

Castle, Gardens & Parkland 

Includes Castle tour, gardens, tearoom, cafe, shop, adventure playground, walks, cycle and mountain bike trails.

Adult £10.00
Adult Concession (60+) £8.00
Child (5-16) £6.00
Under 5s Free
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) £28.00


Country Estate Season Pass

Individual pass / Mountain Biking Pass £20.00
Family pass (2 adults & 3 children) £35.00


Armed Forces: We offer a 50% discount off entry tickets for members of the Armed Forces, with ID during our normal opening hours (applies to individual and family tickets). Please note this is for the ticket only and does not apply in the tearoom, gift shop, or for special events.

Carers: Carers receive a complimentary ticket with a paying adult or child.

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.