Art & its History
Drumlanrig’s rich history is complemented by being home to some of the jewels of the Buccleuch 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 with family portraits by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Alan Ramsay and Sir Joshua Reynolds, landscapes by Paul Sandby and the Dutch masters, and cartoons by Rowlandson, it has the capacity to appeal to all tastes.
Furniture & Silver
The Buccleuch Collection is particularly renowned for its furniture and silver. Two great cabinets by the 17th century French master, Andre Charles Boulle, bring the spirit of Louis XIV to the grand drawing room. Along with tapestry, precious fabrics and porcelain all embraced within the atmosphere of a family home, a visit to Drumlanrig is a rare art historical experience.
Enjoy the Collection
The Collection can be enjoyed with our knowledgeable Guides on a Castle Tour. Items of the Buccleuch Collection can also be enjoyed at Drumlanrig’s sister estates. Discover the English Versailles, Boughton House, in Northamptonshire. Enjoy the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders and the ancestral home of the Scott’s of Buccleuch at Bowhill House. Or venture to Dalkeith Palace, just outside of Edinburgh, and now home to a range of changing art exhibitions.