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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.

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 […]

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 […]