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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Medieval history, Jacobean romance and Victorian opulence
A view of Drum Castle on a sunny day, with bright blue sky behind. The ancient, square stone tower is to the left, with the Jacobean section to the right. Tall trees can be seen behind the castle.
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.

Location

Aberdeen City & Shire See map

Capacity

Up to 500

Venue type

Castles & Houses Gardens Outdoors Quirky & Unusual

Planning your event

Castle

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

Chapel

Wedding ceremony (religious) – 45 guests

Garden of Historic Roses

Drinks reception – 500 guests
Wedding ceremony – 70 guests

Grounds

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

Accommodation

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).