Please note the Castle is currently closed for an exciting filming project. The Castle Gardens and Playground are also affected on selected dates – read more here

Paintings on display

The Buccleuch Collection

The exquisite rooms in Drumlanrig are home to stunning paintings, tapestries and objets d’art with many pieces from the internationally acclaimed Buccleuch Art Collection. Created over many generations and five centuries by the Montagu, Douglas and Scott forbears of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, it is internationally recognised as one of the most important in the country. Pride of place goes to Rembrandt’s An Old Woman Reading, but there is also a lot more to discover.

Douglas Winged Heart

The Douglas Family

Visit Drumlanrig Castle and you’ll immerse yourself in over 600 years of The Douglas Family’s history. The story began in the 14th Century when William, the son of James, 2nd Earl of Drumlanrig (who died at Otterburn in 1388) became the 1st Laird of Drumlanrig. However, the Castle is now the stunning Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry linking the Douglas history to that of the Scotts of Buccleuch, and also the Montagus of Boughton.

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