Drum Castle, Garden & Estate
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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

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

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).

Contact information

Telephone: 01330 700334

Get directions

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Opening times

Castle, Shop & Tearoom

23 Dec–10 Jan 2020, closed 11 Jan–19 Mar 2020, Sat & Sun, 10.30–17.00 (last entry/tour 16.00) Current period20 Mar–31 May, closed 1 Jun–31 Aug, daily, 10.30–16.00 (last entry/tour 16.00) 1 Sep–31 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.00 (last entry/tour 16.00) 1 Nov–22 Dec, Sat & Sun, 11.00–15.00 (last entry/tour 15.00) 23 Dec–10 Jan 2021, closed
Garden of Historic Roses

Current period1 Nov–31 May 2020, closed 1 Jun–31 Oct, daily, 11.00–17.00 1 Nov–31 Mar 2021, closed

Entry prices

Castle & Walled Garden
Adult
£14.50
Family
£33.00
One adult family
£27.50
Concession
£11.00
Young Scot
£1.00
Walled Garden only
Adult
£4.50
Concession
£2.50

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.50

Planning your visit

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

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

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: drumcastle@nts.org.uk or telephone 01330 700334.

Facilities & access

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

There’s a designated disabled parking area in the main car park and two spaces near the Garden of Historic Roses.

There’s an accessible toilet in the courtyard.

Baby changing

Braille information sheets are available.

Buggy access

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

Children’s activities
Coach parking

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

Guided tour
Highchair

Large-print English information is available in the rooms in the castle.

Car parking is free for members.

Soak up the historical atmosphere whilst picnicking in the grounds.

Play area
Self-guided trail

Buy a range of gifts in the shop.

Toilet
Walks

The ground floor of the castle, including the shop and tearoom, is accessible for wheelchairs. There’s limited access to the main floor.

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