1 Events at Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

  • Holly Fest

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 4 Dec - Sun 11 Dec Location:Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

    Back for its 22nd year - Holly Fest is a special time at Drum. Join us for an indoor market, elves toy factory, driver friendly mulled wine, pop up music, see the Castle decorated for Christmas and pick up one of Drum's signature holly wreaths. Our favourite event of the year!


    Holly is the symbol of Drum. 3 Holly Trees are on our coat of arms given by Robert the Bruce! Every year we trim our beautiful holly trees and make them lovingly into handmade wreaths.

    Please note the £4.50/£2.50 admission charges apply to members and non-members.

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 10 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 11 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00


    • Adult : £ 4.50
    • Child : £ 2.50
    • Family : £ 10.50
    • Concession : £ 2.50
    • Buy tickets


    For further information please call 01330 700334

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

03 Dec
  • Castle: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Shop: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Tearoom: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Garden of Historic Roses: Closed
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
  • 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