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Drumlanrig Castle

Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

  • Outside view of Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill
  • Kids with bikes at Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill
  • Families in cafe at Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill
  • Girls on hammock swing at Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking you'll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle. From activities for kids to salmon fishing, you will find a raft of activity awaiting you. The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers and from your very first glance you will know you are entering a world of grandeur and grace.

You'll discover art by Rembrandt and Gainsborough amid the finest furnishing and antiques. The 90,000 acre Estate has miles of beautiful walks and acres of elegant gardens. Launch yourself down one of the championship mountain biking trails, or hook yourself a salmon, fishing on the river. Activities for kids include everything from an adventure playground to ranger-led wildlife walks and a whole host of events.

The Castle is the stunning Dumfrieshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry and they hope you find it as inspiring as they do.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


The Buccleuch Estates Ltd, Drumlanrig Mains, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, DG3 4AQ, Scotland


Click here to visit Drumlanrig Castle's website
01848 331 555

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Gardens and Country Estate

1st April – 30th September, Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


14th – 17th April, 29th April – 1st May. 27th – 29th May, 1st July – 31st August: Monday to Sunday

Guided tours start from 11:00, with the last tour at 16:00


Gardens & Parkland 

Adults: £6.00

Concessions: £4.50

Kids (5-16): £3.50

Under 5's: Free

Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £16.00

Castle, Gardens & Parkland 

Adults: £10.00

Concessions: £8.00

Kids (5-16): £6.00

Under 5's: Free

Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £28.00


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