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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.

Border Cars on board as Galloway Country Fair 2017 sponsor

16th August, 2017

Border Cars has been confirmed as the headline sponsor for the Galloway Country Fair for the fourth year running. The annual family countryside event, taking place on 19th and 20th August at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, has secured the new and used car dealership – which operates throughout Cumbria, Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire […]

Rare Bonnie Prince Charlie tapestry on display

15th August, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is currently open for tours and, this year, visitors have a chance to discover a rare tapestry within its own Bonnie Prince Charlie bedroom. With 2017 being VisitScotland’s Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology, it’s the perfect time to uncover a piece of the past at Drumlanrig Castle. The tapestry […]

Renowned cookery writer and author set to star at Galloway Country Fair

11th August, 2017

Scottish cookery writer and author Sue Lawrence will join this year’s Galloway Country Fair thanks to its partnership with Wigtown Book Festival. Sue will host one hour demonstrations in the fair’s popular Bake Off Tent cooking delicious recipes while offering visitors the chance to hear more about her career and cookery books. The first, named […]

Explore the great outdoors at Drumlanrig

10th August, 2017

From hands-on Ranger activities to magical self-guided walks and outdoor yoga lessons, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate has something for everyone this August. Youngsters with a keen interest in wildlife and conservation can make the most of the last few days of the summer holidays at Junior Ranger workshops on Wednesdays in August from 10am-12pm. […]

Yoga fun in Dumfriesshire for all the family

8th August, 2017

The Yoga bug has swept the nation becoming increasingly popular not just as exercise but for combined mental and physical wellbeing, and Drumlanrig Castle is hosting classes for budding and experienced yogis throughout August – with a special one-off family session. For a zen start to the day this summer, take part in a Vinyasa […]

Last chance to secure fast-track tickets for top family countryside weekend

8th August, 2017

Organisers of a show-stopping country fair in Dumfries and Galloway that attracts thousands of visitors every year, are urging families and countryside enthusiasts to pre-book tickets. Galloway Country Fair is set to welcome visitors to Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate on 19 and 20 August for what promises to be an action-packed weekend. This is […]

Galloway Country Fair set to showcase best of Scottish food, drink and crafts

3rd August, 2017

A host of artisan food, drink and craft makers will descend upon Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate for the Galloway Country Fair (19 and 20 August). Visitors can browse hundreds of stalls including a number of companies showcasing their goods and produce at the Fair for the first time. Scottish wildlife artist, Michelle Hewitt, will […]

Countdown is on for show-stopping Galloway Country Fair

27th July, 2017

With less than one month to go, the countdown is on as excitement builds ahead of one of Scotland’s premier country fairs. Galloway Country Fair – the largest event of its kind in southern Scotland – takes place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August. And with just weeks to go until the big weekend, […]

Shooting enthusiasts invited to compete in clay shooting challenge at Galloway Country Fair 2017

27th July, 2017

Organisers of this year’s upcoming Galloway Country Fair (19 and 20 August) – a key date in the rural fair calendar –  have teamed up with Auldgirth Shooting to offer avid shooting fans the opportunity to take part in clay shooting throughout the annual weekend. Friendly and qualified instructors will be on hand at the […]

Bumper Bake-Off Bonanza for GCF 2017 – Final call for Entries

24th July, 2017

Baking enthusiasts with passion for cooking and a flair for flour are being encouraged to take part in the Buccleuch Bake-off – part of this year’s Galloway Country Fair taking place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August.   Adults entrants are invited to present their creations on the day for judging, under three categories: […]