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.

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 […]

Drumlanrig Prepares for October Adventure

6th October, 2016

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is preparing for an October adventure as it opens the doors to the Playground and Gardens during the half term school break. Visitors will enjoy access outside of the traditional season at Drumlanrig to take advantage of the Adventure Playground from 15th October through to 30th October and what’s more, […]

Drumlanrig call out for budding wildlife rangers

20th September, 2016

With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Buccleuch Ranger Service is seeking Volunteer Rangers to help them this season at Drumlanrig Castle to ensure it’s in perfect condition for all its visitors. Volunteers will get their hands dirty, learning new skills while assisting the experienced Rangers with various practical tasks across the Estate. These include […]

Drumlanrig Castle introduces om-azing new classes

20th September, 2016

Drumlanrig Castle is ready to say ‘Namaste’ and ‘welcome’ to budding yogis with brand new drop-in yoga classes. The vinyasa flow classes, which coordinate breath with movement and encourage relaxation, will take place between 9.45am and 10.45am every Tuesday from 26th April. Led by local teacher, Jane Bailey, the classes will give individuals of all […]


11th August, 2016

The countdown is on as excitement builds ahead of one of Scotland’s premier country fairs. The Galloway Country Fair – the largest event of its kind in southern Scotland – is taking place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August. And with just days to go until the big weekend, visitors are being urged not […]


10th August, 2016

The award-winning Galloway Country Fair is to play host to horse whisperer Grant Bazin for his only Scottish appearance for 2016 in a spectacular equestrian showcase.   Practical horseman specialist, Grant, who worked closely with American horse trainer Monty Roberts who changed the face of handling horses with his specialised techniques and was part of […]

Castle opens its doors for the summer in year of architecture

4th July, 2016

The spectacular Drumlanrig Castle will open its majestic doors to visitors for the summer season from Friday 1st July.   The affectionately known ‘Pink Palace will open from 1st July through to 31st August for daily guided tours.   Often regarded as one of the finest examples of 17th Century Renaissance architecture in Scotland – […]

Family festival of food and fun this Easter at Drumlanrig

15th March, 2016

Drumlanrig Castle will be getting into the Easter spirit with a host of free activities for the whole family at its annual Easter Fun Day. Families are invited to enjoy a full day of food and fun at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. The Easter fun day gets under way on March 27, with activities […]

Become a Ranger for a day at Drumlanrig

15th January, 2016

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is offering the perfect chance to fulfil those ever-popular New Year’s resolutions: to volunteer and learn new skills. The Estate’s team of experienced Rangers has introduced volunteer days in response to huge demand from individuals wishing to learn the ropes on the country Estate. The sessions, which run every second […]

Winter activities at Drumlanrig

24th November, 2015

The 2015 season may have officially finished on a record-breaking high; but the fun won’t stop at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate over the winter months. With fishing, Junior Ranger activities and festive fun on the agenda – as well as the usual stunning walks and chance to use the Estate’s mountain bike trails – […]