Drumlanrig Castle might be tucked away in the heart of beautiful, rural Dumfriesshire, but you can find and visit us easily.
Here’s the address and postcode to type into your sat nav: Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway, DG3 4AQ.
We’ve been told that for some people their sat nav directions take them to a no-entry sign. If this happens to you, please follow the green signs that bring you back around to the Castle.
Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate is situated just off the A76 (Dumfries to Kilmarnock), 17 miles north of Dumfries, and is signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot. Just an hour away from Glasgow.
The 246 bus service (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries in the South and Ayr in the North via Cumnock, will drop you at the Estate entrance on the A76 (no service brings you to the Castle itself). The walk from here to the Castle is 1.5 miles through the beautiful Estate grounds.
The X74 bus service will bring you from Glasgow to Cumnock. Then change to the 246 bus service (Ayr – Dumfries) to the Estate entrance for a 1.5 mile walk through the stunning Estate. Alternatively, you could take a local taxi.
The 101 bus service will bring you from Edinburgh to Thornhill, then change to the 246 bus service north to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi.
The Visit Scotrail’s website stops at Sanquhar. You would then take the 246 bus service south (Ayr-Dumfries) to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi. Coming from Carlisle, you could take the 246 bus service north (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries Whitesands, or take a taxi.
There are taxi operators in Thornhill (Thornhill Taxis 07751 217733 and Sanquhar (B J Taxis Tel. 01659 58198 and Murphy’s Taxis Tel. 07961977691) who will gladly convey you to the Castle (depending on availability – best to check price and book before you set out).
Easy access is afforded from Prestwick International Airport (A76) and from the International Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh by hired car.
Red Planet Travel allows you to plan a journey, including walking directions as well as public transport options.