Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

The impressive Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate is located in the stunning forests of Dumfries & Galloway.

The Castle is the stunning Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and they hope you find it as inspiring as they do.
The finely hewn red sandstone that gives the ‘Pink Palace’ its affectionate name, adds to the beauty of what is regarded as one of the finest examples of 17th Century Renaissance architecture in Scotland. As you stand beneath the Castle’s imposing façade you’ll take in the same breath-taking views across the Nith Valley that convinced the first Duke of Queensberry to build his ancestral home here.
If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle.

The Queensbury Estate is noted for it’s gundogs and you can enjoy an exhilarating Game Shooting on the magnificent thanks to generations of careful planning and hard work, led by successive Dukes of Buccleuch and overseen by expert head gamekeepers and estate managers.

Away from the castle itself there are acres and acres you can explore, you can even download a free walks leaflet detailing 4 special walking trails on the estate. The walks range in distance from 1.5km up to 7km and dogs are welcome to explore this stunning countryside with you.
Drumlanrig Castle offers a super dog friendly day out – you can choose from short walking trails to more strenuous way marked paths. The numerous trails, which range from 1.5km to 7km, follow an extensive network of paths and tracks around the estate grounds– some of which date from the Victorian period.

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Opening hours

  • Monday:
    10am – 5pm, April-Sept inclusive
  • Tuesday:
    10am – 5pm, April-Sept inclusive
  • Wednesday:
    10am – 5pm, April-Sept inclusive
  • Thursday:
    10am – 5pm, April-Sept inclusive
  • Friday:
    10am – 5pm, April-Sept inclusive
  • Saturday:
    10am – 5pm, April-Sept inclusive
  • Sunday:
    10am – 5pm, April-Sept inclusive
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