Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

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About Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Aberdeen

It is one of the must-see places of Aberdeen that speaks about the history of the famous Irvine family. The castle displays the stories dating back to 1323, when the castle and the estate were granted to William de Irwyn by King Robert the Bruce. Explore the castle in your own way and take a look at to the interior décor that has a renaissance influence. In the garden area, you can see beautiful flower plants. For relaxation, step inside the tea room that is set in the castle’s old kitchen. Explore the trails, located in the outdoor region and walk through the woods. A visit to this beautiful castle will offer enjoyment to visitors of all age groups.

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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate Opening and Closing Hours


  • All year, daily.

Castle, Tearoom and Shop

  • 29 Mar to 30 Jun, Thur-Mon 11.00am -4pm (last entry)
  • 1 July to 31 Aug, daily 11.00am -4pm (last entry)
  • 1 Sep to 29 Sep, Thur-Mon 11.00am -4pm (last entry)
  • 1 Oct - 30 Mar Sat-Sun, 11.00am -4pm

Garden of Historic Roses

  • 29 Mar to 31 Oct, daily 11-4.15 (last entry)

How To Get To Drum Castle, Garden & Estate by Public Transport

  • Stagecoach: 201, 202, 203, Mains of Drum, Road End.

Address: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, , By Banchory,, AB31 5EY, Aberdeenshire,, UK

Phone: +448444-932161

Ticket Price: 13 GBP

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

Garden, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site

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  • A lovely castle, with beautiful rooms in great condition and richly furnished. The guides in each room are very knowledgeable and friendly. They're happy to talk to you for hours, I suspect, but also happy to let you wander on your own if you're in a hurry. I got a dose of history in the living room, and then skipped the rest due to time. The Library is particularly impressive, but also the nursery. Then you go outside and up into the original tower, which is above the library - quite an amazing sense of history here, in a castle that was continuously occupied by one family for 600 years. The surrounds are beautiful, as is the little chapel. The staff were talking about very tangible experiences of a ghost or ghosts!

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  • Great tour and beautiful grounds. Climbing up the tower was an experience but what fantastic views over Braemar! Loved the library with all the costs of arms on the ceiling, spotted my own clean up there.

  • Lovely staff and a great place to bring kids. The gardens are beautiful to walk around.

  • My favourite castle so far because I love how you can explore every part of it fully furnished without ropes and glass stopping you !!!

  • We came when the castle was closed (just after new years), but still had a walk around. It's not the most grand of places - I am not sure why it is called a castle or what classifies a castle, but if you expect one of those places from tales - it won't be. It is a larger house and has beautiful gardens. I assume it would be a good place if you have kids as there is a playground as well.

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