Group Tour Testimonials

We welcome groups tours to the Castle and Gardens all year round, and are proud to share some of the great feedback we have received from recent groups:

21st August 2017
I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our visit to Drumlanrig on Monday. We were welcomed when the coach arrived and shown to the tearooms where we had coffee and scones before the tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and really brought the history to life. The gardens were beautiful and the rain which was forecast did not materialise so we were able to sit and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. A very enjoyable day out.


14th July 2017
I wish to congratulate the staff at Drumlanrig Castle for the exquisite visit I experienced on Friday 14th July. We arrived to a lovely warm welcome and enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the manicured gardens. At 12.30 we embarked on a tour with an extremely knowledgeable, passionate, informative and funny guide Rowan. It really made our trip and it is a venue we have recommended to everyone since our visit. We refuelled on a delicious lunch in the tearoom before browsing the shops and heading home in the late afternoon. It was a wonderful day and I want to thank the staff for their professionalism and welcome which made our day.


Kilmarnock Probus Club, 11th July 2017
On behalf of the members and their partners I write to thank all for our enjoyable visit on 11th July. We were made very welcome on arrival and the young man whom acted as our Guide spoke in a knowledgeable and friendly manner with a touch of humour. The Afternoon Tea was very much enjoyed as were the Gardens afterwards. How did you manage to organise the glorious weather!! Many people are going to return in the future. Thank you sincerely for a very memorable outing.


Quarter Parish Church Friendship Group, 26th May 2017
On behalf of Quarter Parish Church Friendship Group I would like to thank everybody for the courtesy shown to us last Friday.  The Castle and the grounds were most impressive and we had a wonderful day.  We would especially like to thank the guides who took great care of us all.


Mauchline Ware Collectors Club, 13th May 2017
Would just like to thank you for the fantastic day at Drumlanrig despite the weather. It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Please also thank the gardener, castle guide and catering staff for us also.
Tony & Jane


Lanark & District U3A, 10th May 2017
I’d like to say thanks to both you and your team for managing our visit to Drumlanrig on Wednesday so well. A couple of comments made were “Special mention to the guides at both venues who I thought were excellent” and “The day was very enjoyable, every aspect of it went brilliantly, we were made so welcome at Drumlanrig and the atmosphere all day was relaxed and friendly”.
Thank you and the team again.
Jim Allan


Ochiltree SWI, 29th April 2017
Today I and 45 other ladies visited Drumlanrig Castle. I felt that I had to contact you to pass on our thanks for a great visit. All of the ladies commented on how much they enjoyed the castle tour. The two young guides (1pm and 2pm tours) were superb and their ears must have been ringing later in the day as everyone was singing their praises. We were most impressed by their knowledge, enthusiasm and patience.
Thank you once again.
Maureen Millar (President- Ochiltree WI)


Ochiltree SWI, 29th April 2017
Just wanted to say how much our group enjoyed our visit on Saturday and that we have had really good feedback from our members. Our ladies thoroughly enjoyed looking round the various shops and everyone on the Estate was so pleasant and welcoming.
The guided tour of the Castle was excellent and your tour guides made the history of the Castle so interesting with some very amusing anecdotes. Nicola was the guide for my group and perhaps if she had been my history teacher I may have had a better chance of passing my history exam!!
I would be most grateful if you would pass our thanks to everyone.
Janette Dunlop


Collectors’ Club, 5th June 2016
Just returned from a splendid day at Drumlanrig. We were looked after really well, with all staff most helpful which contributed to our visit running so smoothly.

The catering arrangements worked out really well and were very good value for money.
All our members enjoyed the outing and the bonus was a beautiful sunny day. Well done.


Callerton Garden & Flower Club, 9th July 2014
Everyone enjoyed Drumlanrig. The tours of the house were very good, with excellent knowledge from the staff and glorious weather made the day very enjoyable.
Mrs M Jepson


Landscape Travel Ltd, 23 June 2014
An impressive house, friendly staff, glorious gardens and superb views. Highly recommended!
Peter Simpson


HALI UK Tour group, 19th June 2014
The 10-day HALI UK Tour that concluded on Thursday 19th June in Glasgow proved to be a thoroughly entertaining, informative and enjoyable experience for all of the 17 international guests who took part. I would like to thank you for your involvement and the excellent contributions we were privileged to receive at Drumlanrig Castle. We are deeply appreciative of the exclusive private tour and the flexibility you showed in accommodating our late arrival. We were greatly impressed by the professionalism, passion and knowledge of all the volunteers we met.
Ben Evans, HALI UK Tours


Kettering Civic Society, 9th April 2014
Kettering Civic Society were given a warm and generous welcome. Our tour guides where brilliant, providing us with an excellent background to the history of the castle, its occupants and its contents in a sympathetic manner. It was clear that staff enjoyed passing on their knowledge with enthusiasm. Everyone in the group expressed an interest in a return visit. Kettering Civic Society wish to convey thanks to all associated with the Castle and value all that has been achieved over the years in maintaining it.
Mrs Monica Ozdemir