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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Explore the independent craft studios in the Stableyard
Things to do this June in South West Scotland
There is so much to do in South West Scotland and we hope this will give you some inspiration for other things to do during your stay in our beautiful region. Here are some of the many events happening this June:
Explore the Countryside Competitively…
Take part in Solway Orienteers summer series in some lovely locations around Dumfries
Tour a Farm
Take part in The Ethical Dairy Farm Tour at Cream of Galloway https://www.creamogalloway.co.uk/events/ethical-dairy-farm-tour
Dance to the Music
Don’t miss the return of Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival http://www.kirkcudbrightjazzfestival.co.uk/
Summer Solstice at the Multiverse
Enjoy a family friendly and relaxed programme of musical performances, wellbeing workshops and a live theatre performance
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!
Have an unforgettable beach experience!
Enjoy a magnificent horse ride on the beautiful beaches of Southwest Scotland with Blackstone Clydesdales.
For other ideas of what’s on around Dumfries and Galloway see:
- Visit South West Scotland, https://www.visitsouthwestscotland.com/
- Dumfries and Galloway! Whats Going on? https://www.dgwgo.com/
- Scotland Starts Here https://scotlandstartshere.com/
- Visit Scotland https://www.visitscotland.com/
With so much to do locally we are sure you will enjoy your time in the area!
Please note these are our personal views only and the listings above have been complied in good faith. We would thoroughly recommend doing your own research and we do not accept any responsibly for any disappointment or adverse experiences.