Please note the Castle is currently closed for an exciting filming project. The Castle Gardens and Playground are also affected on selected dates – read more here

Getting Here

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Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate is situated just off the A76 (Dumfries to Kilmarnock), 17 miles north of Dumfries, and is signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot. Just an hour away from Glasgow.

We’ve been told that for some people their sat nav directions take them to a no-entry sign. If this happens to you, please follow the green signs that bring you back around to the Castle.  Postcode DG3 4AQ.

Once you approach the Castle, the Castle car park is on your right. For the Gardens and Adventure Playground please turn left and follow the road down the hill. The entrance is on your right.

The 246 bus service (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries in the South and Ayr in the North via Cumnock, will drop you at the Estate entrance on the A76 (no service brings you to the Castle itself). The walk from here to the Castle is 1.5 miles through the beautiful Estate grounds.

The X74 bus service will bring you from Glasgow to Cumnock. Then change to the 246 bus service (Ayr – Dumfries) to the Estate entrance for a 1.5 mile walk through the stunning Estate. Alternatively, you could take a local taxi.

The 101 bus service will bring you from Edinburgh to Thornhill, then change to the 246 bus service north to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi.

The train stops at Sanquhar.  You would then take the 246 bus service south (Ayr-Dumfries) to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi.  Coming from Carlisle, you could take the 246 bus service north (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries Whitesands, or take a taxi.

Murphy’s Taxis Tel. 07961977691 operate locally and will gladly transport you to the Castle (depending on availability). We would recommend requesting a price and booking in advance.

Easy access is afforded from Prestwick International Airport (A76) and from the International Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh by hired car.

Plan Your Day

Easily find the Castle or Gardens & Playground entrance.

Castle Tearoom

Enjoy the Castle Tearoom

The Castle Tearoom offers delicious lunches, home baking and refreshments with the very best of local produce. Don’t miss the delicious afternoon tea!

The Castle Tearoom opens with the Castle (Please find Castle opening times here).

Larchwood Cabin cafe

Larchwood Cabin Café

At the Larchwood Cabin we welcome you to the Gardens and Adventure Playground. In addition to a warm welcome you will find hot drinks, homemade cakes and traybakes and light lunches.

The Larchwood Cabin is open with the Gardens and Adventure Playground.

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