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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Medieval history, Jacobean romance and Victorian opulence
Drum Castle in the spring

Dating from the 13th century, the castle was owned by the Irvine family for over 650 years. A Scottish stronghold and hunting lodge, Drum is now a spectacular venue for weddings, private parties and corporate entertaining.

One of the recent innovations at Drum has been the creation of an exhibition space, designed to showcase contemporary art within a traditional setting.

The castle’s gardens and extensive grounds provide a stunning backdrop for photography, marquees and outdoor activities.


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Up to 500

Venue type

Castles & Houses Gardens Outdoors Quirky & Unusual

Planning your event


Drinks reception – 100 guests
Wedding ceremony – 70 guests
Dining – 50 guests
Meeting – 70 guests (theatre-style)


Wedding ceremony (religious) – 45 guests

Garden of Historic Roses

Drinks reception – 500 guests
Wedding ceremony – 70 guests


Team-building, outdoor activities and marquee events – 500+ guests


Courtyard Cottage is a charming one-bedroom apartment in the historic courtyard of Drum Castle.

For further information please contact us. We’ll be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail, arrange a visit and help plan your event.

Getting here

Drum Castle is 3 miles west of Peterculter, 10 miles west of Aberdeen and 8 miles east of Banchory.
Address Drum Castle Drumoak by Banchory Aberdeenshire AB31 5EY OS Ref: NJ796005

Get directions

Provided by Google Maps

Drum Castle is situated ½ mile off the A93 (the Aberdeen to Banchory road).

Travelling west from Aberdeen, pass through Peterculter. After 3 miles, turn right towards Drum Castle. 

Heading east from Banchory, travel 8 miles and then turn left towards Drum Castle.

Buses run every 30 minutes during the day along the A93. The bus stops are ½ mile from the castle (approximately a 20-minute walk).