Plan a Visit

*** Please note, Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate is now closed for the season, with the exception of the Gardens & Adventure Playground which will be open daily in October from 10am – 4pm.

With so much for you to see and do at Drumlanrig Castle, it’s worthwhile planning your visit before you go. So make yourself a coffee, get comfortable and start planning your adventure right now.

Outdoor activities in Dumfries & Galloway

Want to try your eye at Wildlife Spotting at Drumlanrig, your arm at fishing or your legs at Walking, Hiking, Cycling & Mountain Biking? Perhaps your idea of relaxation is an exhilarating Cycling & Mountain Biking at Drumlanrig down a black graded mountain bike trail or enjoying a guided tour of The Castle?

Stunning Castle tours

If you’re looking to visit a Scottish Castle, Drumlanrig is one of Scotland’s finest examples of 17th century Renaissance architecture. There are a wealth of treasures hidden inside from the world-renowned Buccleuch Collection with celebrated artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Alan Ramsay, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Rembrandt’s Old Woman Reading. The castle is only open on special dates, so take a look at our opening times before you visit or find out more about the Castle here.

If you’re an Outlander fan, you can even see where they filmed as Drumlanrig Castle was a filming location for Outlander Season 2.

Family fun

Drumlanrig offers the perfect family day out with it’s amazing Adventure Playground! You can relax under a woodland canopy as the kids explore a world of climbing frames, aerial runways, slides, space nets and more. Read more about the playground here.

Stableyard: Tearoom, Gift Shop and Studios

Here you’ll find time for some relaxation with lunch, a coffee and cake or some retail therapy. Local artists and businesses rent out the s so you might also get a chance to speak to them as they work.

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And don’t just take our word for it. Here’s an email from one of our customers:

“I’d just like to feedback what a fantastic time we had visiting the Castle last week. I’d like to mention the great guided tour we had (just the five of us) with Nicola, the friendly service in the cafe and the brilliant help and advice in hiring bikes from Rik. The mountain bike trails were fantastic – particularly the ‘mini-me’ which my three boys loved (ages 10, 9 and 7). Very impressed. Congratulations on a wonderful family day out.”