Wedding belles invited to Drumlanrig to mark 350th anniversary of Buccleuch Dynasty

22nd April, 2013

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is inviting ladies to drop by the Estate in their wedding dresses to mark a very special anniversary.

This month marks the 350th wedding anniversary of Anne Scott and James Scott who became the first Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch when they married on 20th April 1663.

Women of all ages who visit Drumlanrig in their gowns before the end of April will receive free entry to the Estate and a complimentary Castle tour allowing the well-dressed ladies to walk the grand halls and opulent reception rooms of the historic home in their finery.

Drumlanrig Castle, which remains a family home of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch, recently opened its doors as a wedding venue, offering an exclusive backdrop brimming with heritage and culture, fine art period furnishings and antiques. The Castle’s Victorian Gardens are also the perfect location for wedding photographs.

Senga Greenwood, visitor service manager for Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate said: “The 350th wedding anniversary of Anne and James Scott is a key landmark date in British history and particularly for the Buccleuch family as it signifies the first Duke and Duchess in the ancestory line.

“A wedding dress is probably the most exepensive outfit a girl is ever going to purchase so it is a great excuse to dust it off and give it one more outing. It is a really fun way celebrate the milestone with our visitors and remember where the Buccleuch dynasty all began.”

Entrance fees are £6 for adults (£4.50 concession / 60+), and £3.50 for children aged 5-16, with no charge for under-5s. Family tickets (up to 2 adults and 3 children) cost £16. Those wearing a wedding dress will be admitted at no charge.

For more information contact Drumlanrig on 01848 331 555 or email [email protected].