Please note walks are limited at the moment and our mountain bike trails are closed following Storm Arwen.

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.

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.

There are taxi operators in Thornhill (Kings Taxi’s’ – 07551 217733 and 01848 331483) and ‘The Black Cab Company’ (disabled friendly) – 07375 560598) and Sanquhar (B J Taxis Tel. 01659 58198 and Murphy’s Taxis Tel. 07961977691)‎ who will gladly transport you to the Castle (depending on availability – best to check price and book before you set out).

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.

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 daily from 1st April to end September, 11am-4pm

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