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Aberdeen City & Shire

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Jacobite tales whisper through the medieval grand hall of this castle

Planning your visit

Enjoy homemade soups, baking and sandwiches in Mary’s Larder tearoom, situated in the old kitchen on the ground floor.

Soak up the historical atmosphere whilst picnicking in the grounds.

Buy a range of gifts in the shop.

Car parking is free for members.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds but must be kept on a lead whilst in the car park, near the children's play areas, in the courtyard and around the castle areas. Dogs are not permitted in the walled garden.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you would like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01330 700334.


See full accessibility information
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Dogs welcome
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hearing loop
Large print
Pay & Display
Play area
Self-guided trail
Wheelchair access

Opening times

Castle, Shop & Tearoom
Current period6 Jan - Mar, Sat & Sun, 11.00 - 16.00 30 Mar - May, Thur - Mon, 11.00 - 16.00 Jun - Aug, daily, 11.00 - 16.00 Sep - Oct, Thur - Mon, 11.00 - 16.00 1 Nov - 22 Dec, Sat & Sun, 11.00 - 16.00 23 Dec - 6 Jan 2019, closed
Garden of Historic Roses
Current period2 Jan - 29 Mar, closed 30 Mar - 31 Oct, daily, 11.00 - 16.00 1 Nov - 31 Mar 2019, closed
Current periodAll year, daily

Entry prices

Castle & Walled Garden
One adult family
Walled Garden only

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • The ground floor of the castle, including the shop and tearoom, is accessible for wheelchairs. There is limited access to the main floor.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the courtyard.
  • There is a designated disabled parking area in the main car park and two spaces near the Garden of Historic Roses.
  • Braille information sheets are available, and there is large-print English information in the rooms.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We would love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what is good and where we need to do better.