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

What's On in South West Scotland this June?

Summer is in the air and there are events aplenty to enjoy at Drumlanrig and around the local area!

colourful gardens

This is a great time of year to visit Drumlanrig Castle Gardens and the wider estate– here are some top tips for June:

Blooming Marvellous Gardens

In early June the Castle Gardens are awash with colour with a spectacular range of azaleas and rhododendrons. There is a collection of over 500 varieties at Drumlanrig, including hybrids. Some of the seeds which makeup the collection have been collected from all over the world, including Nepal. We even have ones from the Himalayas sourced 20 years ago.

gardens, bridge

Discover Dabton Gardens

Dabton House is a private home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch’s but the stunning gardens are being opened every fortnight for a special tour with the head gardener, John. Tours start at 10am on 2nd June (then every fortnight) and last approximately an hour, visitors then have an hour to explore the gardens at their own leisure.

Drumlanrig Castle

Book a Private Tour

Although the Castle is closed in June it is possible to book a special private tour. So if you can’t visit in July or August there are still opportunities to discover the historic ‘Pink Palace’ and the world renowned Buccleuch Art Collection. To find out more email, prices start from £120.


Enjoy the Drumlanrig Offroad Motorsport Festival on 16th-19th June.

A special event talking place at Drumlanrig with events throughout the weekend including the scrambles, road runs, training sessions and guests of honour. And this year there will be even more events for the whole family to enjoy too. With a farmers’ market, kids fun Day, food outlets, bars, live music and more.

Castle Stableyard

Explore the independent craft studios in the Stableyard

  1. Explore the Countryside Competitively…

Various Dates

Take part in Solway Orienteers summer series in some lovely locations around Dumfries


  1. Tour a Farm

7th, 14th,21st,28th

Take part in The Ethical Dairy Farm Tour at Cream of Galloway


  1. Dance to the Music

9th-12th June

Don’t miss the return of Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival


  1. Summer Solstice at the Multiverse

21st June

Enjoy a family friendly and relaxed programme of musical performances, wellbeing workshops and a live theatre performance


  1. Discover the Lead Mining Museum at Wanlockhead


Discover the 18th century lead mine where you will experience the thrill of going on the only underground mine tour in Scotland. And on the 4th and 5th June don’t miss the British Gold Panning Association Championships!

  1. Have an unforgettable beach experience!

Various Dates

Enjoy a magnificent horse ride on the beautiful beaches of Southwest Scotland with Blackstone Clydesdales.

Blackstone Clydesdales Heavy Horse Riding Experience – Clydesdale Heavy Horse Power, Farm Experience Ayrshire

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