• Drum Castle, a unique collection of different architecture
    Drum Castle, a unique collection of different architecture © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Enjoy the beautiful Rose Gardens at Drum
    Enjoy the beautiful Rose Gardens at Drum© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Take a walk in the woods on the Drum Estate
    Take a walk in the woods on the Drum Estate© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Explore the outdoors on the Drum Estate
    Explore the outdoors on the Drum Estate© The National Trust for Scotland
  • There's lots of fun to be had for the whole family
    There's lots of fun to be had for the whole family © The National Trust for Scotland
  • The interior of Drum Castle
    The interior of Drum Castle© The National Trust for Scotland
  • A woven willow tunnel
    A woven willow tunnel© Brian Chapple
  • The colourful scented flowerbeds in Drum walled garden
    The colourful scented flowerbeds in Drum walled garden© Brian Chapple
  • The wide sweeping lawns at Drum castle
    The wide sweeping lawns at Drum castle© The National Trust for Scotland

Take in an enormous sweep of Scottish history as experienced by the Irvine family who lived in Drum Castle for over 650 years, from the 14th century onwards.

Drum is one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions, just 10 miles from Aberdeen. It is one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and is set beside an ancient oak woodland and a walled garden that contains a fine collection of historic roses which perfume the air.

William de Irwyn was gifted the Royal Forest of Drum and the Tower of Drum by King Robert the Bruce in 1323. The tower has benefitted from various improvements over the centuries, including a Jacobean mansion house extension in 1619 and Victorian adaptations, such as the impressive library converted from the lower hall


Drum Castle Guidebook

Drum Castle Guidebook

A visit to Drum Castle is a little like striding across the centuries. It has evolved with the additions made to the building over the years. Here you'll find a medieval tower, a Jacobean mansion house and …

Drum Castle Guidebook£3.50
 

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Opening times & Prices

22 Jan
  • Castle: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Shop: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tearoom: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Garden of Historic Roses: Closed
  • Grounds: all year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £12.50
  • Family: £29.50
  • 1 Parent: £23.00
  • Concession: £9.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star