The latest news from Drumlanrig Castle

There’s always something happening at Drumlanrig Castle. So to keep you up to speed with everything that’s going down – or being put up – we’ll post the latest news, articles and stories here.

Cash for Kids announced as official charity partner of Galloway Country Fair 2017

29th May, 2017

Organisers of this year’s upcoming Galloway Country Fair (19 and 20 August) have confirmed West Sound Cash for Kids as its official charity partner for 2017. The charity supports children up to the age of 16 across Dumfries and Galloway who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect. As part of the partnership […]

Majestic Castle setting for Pride and Prejudice performance

24th May, 2017

Theatre fans have the chance to experience Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in the great outdoors with the spectacular Drumlanrig Castle as a backdrop. Illyria’s performance of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen takes place on Monday 29 May at 6pm in front of the historic Castle. Spectators will be transported back in time with […]


22nd May, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle is set to host an exciting event in partnership with The HALO trust and Waterloo Uncovered on May 25, sharing a remarkable insight into military history over the last 200 years – while raising money for charity at the same time. The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry – who owns Drumlanrig Castle – […]

Uncover forgotten history at Drumlanrig Castle

16th May, 2017

The team at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate are holding an exclusive Hidden Heritage tour later this month, granting access to the magnificent and recently refurbished castle roof. The one hour Hidden Heritage Tour, held on Sunday 21 May from 1pm, will give visitors the opportunity to see Drumlanrig Castle from a whole new perspective. […]

Winners in the frame for local photography competition

8th May, 2017

Three lucky winners have been picked from more than 400 images that were submitted to a recent competition run by a local photography group, in association with Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. Photography group Dumfries & Galloway Through a Lens – who created the competition alongside one of the region’s top visitor destinations – is […]

Drumlanrig Castle offers funding support to local causes

4th April, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is showing its community spirit by announcing its community bursary fund for 2017 in a bid to help local charities and organisations. The initiative, will give away £1,000 in small donations of up to £200 to community groups across Nithsdale and Upper Nithsdale who are in need of a financial […]

Fun-packed day of activities this Easter at Drumlanrig

27th March, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate marks the start to the new 2017 season on Saturday 1st April with its first family fun day of the season being an Easter egg-stravaganza on Sunday 16 April. Drumlanrig’s family friendly fun day will be packed with free activities to keep kids entertained from 11am-3pm on Easter Sunday. Children […]

Don’t miss this year’s fun-packed Galloway Country Fair

10th March, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Galloway Country Fair 2017, with a 10 per cent early bird discount for anyone buying tickets before 30 June. This year’s event, which is set to take place on 19 and 20 August, will be packed with an array of activities and stalls for visitors to enjoy. Visitors purchasing […]

Young anglers catch top tips at Drumlanrig Castle

6th March, 2017

Nith Catchment Fishery Trust has teamed up with Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate, in a bid to inspire young people to fish through a packed calendar of angling events taking place on the Estate. The free monthly events held by Nith Young Anglers Club will teach youngsters the basics of fishing grayling, flounder, sea trout, […]

Upper Nithsdale PFC kick-off new season with sponsored strips thanks to Buccleuch

17th October, 2016

Upper Nithsdale Primary Football Club will be going for gold this season following receipt of striking new strips sponsored by Buccleuch – owners of Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. The team, open to all primary school pupils of all ages from across the Upper Nithsdale region, compete in all regions throughout Scotland. The recent agreement […]