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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.

Country Estate boosts funding for local academy who represented Scotland on a world stage

29th June, 2018

A skilled robotics team from Wallace Hall Academy in Thornhill are on a winning streak and most recently won the World Teamwork Award, ahead of 30,000 teams from 90 countries, at The World Robotics Final in Detroit, USA. The group of six girls and two boys initially beat stiff competition of 600 teams from across […]

Country Fair fun for four legged friends

26th June, 2018

Dog owners and lovers will be spoiled for choice with an array of events to enjoy at Galloway Country Fair this summer. Whether visitors are looking to gain dog discipline tips from renowned trainer John Halstead, kit out their furry friend in stylish handmade collars or simply enjoy the array of canine entertainment – Drumlanrig […]

Top cash prizes for field sport enthusiasts

25th May, 2018

A four figure prize pot is up for grabs for young shots, proficient clay shooters and anglers at Galloway Country Fair this year. The Fair will once again host its popular clay shooting and fly casting competitions, when it comes to Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate on 18 and 19 August. An array of prizes […]

Halford’s Beginners Guide To Mountain Biking

25th April, 2018

Drumlanrig Castle, and more precisely it’s stunning mountain biking trails, have recently been featured in Halford’s Beginners Guide To Mountain Biking. The guide, aimed at biking beginners, runs through all you need to know to get into the sport including how to pick a mountain bike, basic skills, MTB acronyms (see what we did there), […]

Galloway Country Fair backs children’s charity for a second year

9th April, 2018

West Sound Cash for Kids has been named as the official charity partner for Galloway Country Fair 2018, adding to the entertainment bill and raising a great sum for the charity. Building on a partnership which started at last year’s Fair, the charity will host a tent packed with activities and competitions that kids can […]

Outdoor Easter Sunday fun at Drumlanrig

26th March, 2018

Kicking off the 2018 visitor season at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is a family friendly Easter egg-stravaganza from 11am-3pm on Sunday 1 April. Drumlanrig’s Easter Sunday fun day will be filled with activities to keep kids entertained and Jason the juggling jester will also be on hand to amuse visitors all afternoon. Budding detectives […]

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 […]