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.

Thrilling horse stunts to headline Country Fair

23rd March, 2018

Premier equine and canine stunt team Les amis d’onno has been announced as the headline entertainment for Galloway Country Fair (GCF) this year. Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate will provide the backdrop for crowds to witness breath-taking and death defying horseback tricks from the stunt team that have featured in popular TV drama Outlander. Les […]

Adventure awaits as Drumlanrig Castle opens for 2018

21st March, 2018

Visitor season at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is just one week away and it is set for a bumper year suited to family days out, individual’s countryside pursuits and group travel trips. Opening on Friday 30 March with its first family fun day of the season being an Easter egg-stravaganza on Sunday 1 April, […]

Youth organisations to be awarded funding

22nd February, 2018

To celebrate VisitScotland’s Year of Young People, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate has launched its community bursary fund for 2018 with a focus on local youth groups and clubs. The initiative will see £500 awarded to a community group based in Nithsdale or Upper Nithsdale which is in need of a financial boost – with […]

Save the date for a top countryside day out

20th February, 2018

The dates for the biggest event in Dumfriesshire’s rural calendar – Galloway Country Fair – have been confirmed as 18 and 19 August as the popular event returns this summer. Organisers are urging people to save the date and take advantage of a 10 per cent early bird ticket discount. The award winning weekend event […]

Give back to the community and embrace the great outdoors this year

10th January, 2018

Volunteers completed more than 250 hours of work at Drumlanrig’s Ranger sessions throughout 2017. And on the back of the successful year, the Estate team is calling on more people to get involved – so if it’s your New Year’s resolution to learn new skills, it’s the perfect opportunity. Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate hosts […]

Drumlanrig’s Christmas Fair lights up the Castle

5th December, 2017

Hundreds of families in the festive spirit descended onto Drumlanrig Castle on Friday (1 Dec) and Saturday (2 Dec) to kick off the Christmas season in style and enjoy the Castle’s sparkling Christmas Fair. The weekend of events was launched by Primary Four pupil, Islay Mackay who attends Wallace Hall Academy, who won the great […]

Drumlanrig Castle is set to sparkle for Christmas

17th November, 2017

The majestic Dumfriesshire Castle, affectionately nicknamed the ‘Pink Palace’, will be lit up green and sprinkled with Christmas magic as the Estate hosts a Christmas Fair weekend for all the family. Set against the stunning backdrop of Drumlanrig Castle, the Fair’s festive marquee will be a hive of activity with an array of festive craft, […]

Drumlanrig Castle lights up red for Poppyscotland

10th November, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle is joining a host of Scotland’s most famous buildings, structures and sculptures, in lighting up Poppy red to raise awareness for the annual fundraising campaign run by Poppyscotland. Tucked away in beautiful Dumfriesshire countryside, the castle, one of Scotland’s grandest, will glow red every night until 12th November in a powerful and visual […]

A night of Christmas cheer at Drumlanrig

3rd November, 2017

Multi award winning folk singer Emily Smith will be performing festive melodies from her latest album ‘Songs for Christmas’ in the stunning surroundings of Drumlanrig Castle. The Dumfriesshire Estate will host the Christmas concert on Sunday 3 December which is sure to entrance all attendees with the spirit of the season. Emily Smith, from Dumfries […]

Make the most of Autumn at Drumlanrig this mid-term

11th October, 2017

Autumn themed Junior Rangers activities are sure to keep youngsters entertained this mid-term at Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate. Children can forage for leaves and acorns to create beautiful autumnal collages with the Estate’s Rangers on 18 October. The following week (25 October) kids can make their very own bird feeder using natural and recycled […]