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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.

Refresh your body and soul at Drumlanrig Castle

14th February, 2019

A Dumfriesshire Estate is launching mindfulness walks to encourage people to recharge and tackle the year ahead with a positive outlook. An experienced Countryside Ranger will lead the hour-long guided walks at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate where visitors can explore the outdoors and de-stress. A professional mindfulness coach will also be on hand to […]

Gain expert hands-on tuition from Drumlanrig gardeners

14th February, 2019

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is calling out for green-fingered volunteers to help its team of gardeners by aiding in the up-keep of the stunning Castle gardens. Volunteers will be involved in a whole host of activities including planting bulbs, weeding and tidying up garden beds. There will even be opportunities to enjoy bonfires against […]

Christmas festivities in Dumfriesshire for all the family

24th December, 2018

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate celebrated the festive season this year with its annual fair and a show-stopping concert. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Castle and Queensberry Estate, a marquee located at the front of the Castle hosted the annual festive fair with an array of crafts, gift and food stalls on Friday […]

Garden of Gold blooms at Drumlanrig

24th December, 2018

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate supported the Glow Gold campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness by transforming a plot of its garden to bloom with gold and yellow flowers. The project saw gardens, parks and individual planters across the UK flourishing yellow to raise awareness of the children’s charity. Work started back in June when the […]

Wildlife spotting at Dumfriesshire Estate

9th October, 2018

Throughout October, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is hosting hands-on events for budding Junior Rangers including creating autumn leaf luminaries and weaving a wildlife hide out to spot animals on the Estate. On Wednesday 17 October, youngsters can join the Rangers at Drumlanrig to marvel at the changing colours of leaves across the woodland and […]

September Sunday fun days at Drumlanrig Castle

28th August, 2018

The new academic year has started but the outdoor family fun doesn’t stop at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate as its team of Countryside Rangers get ready to host a range of activities every Sunday in September. Families and youngsters are invited to a variety of workshops including egg experiments, survival bracelet making, bird box […]

Five decades of service to Drumlanrig Castle

7th August, 2018

A Countryside Ranger from one of Dumfries and Galloway’s most iconic Estates shows no sign of stopping as he marks a 50 year service milestone. Brian Hammond, 65 from Thornhill was presented with an award from the Duke of Buccleuch to celebrate his 50 years of service to Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. Starting as […]

Outdoor summer fun for all the family

2nd August, 2018

Hands on Ranger activities at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate have proven popular this summer, and with just a few weeks left of the school holidays families are encouraged to explore the great outdoors. Junior Ranger workshops, heritage tours, nature walks, outdoor theatre and yoga classes are just some of the activities on offer for […]

Eat and drink your way through Galloway Country Fair

2nd August, 2018

Every year Galloway Country Fair delivers exceptional food and drink, and this year the Fair will continue to excite visitors’ taste buds. With 30 food and drink exhibitors and more than ten caterers, the hardest choice for visitors will be choosing which to have. From selections of fine cheeses to meat pies, burgers and donuts, […]

Innis and bun: exclusive beer hotdog to sell at Galloway Country Fair

26th July, 2018

There will be more than one type of gun dog at this year’s Galloway Country Fair – a ‘Gunn Dog’ hot dog made with craft BEER will go on sale. The bespoke hot dog is made with Gunnpowder IPA from Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn and will make its public debut at the Dumfries event […]