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Aberdeen City & Shire

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

Current period1 Jan–early May, closed Early May–31 May, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.00 (last entry 16.00) 1 Jun–31 Aug, daily, 10.30–16.00 (last entry 16.00) 1 Sep–30 Sep, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.00 (last entry 16.00) 1 Oct–31 Dec, Sat & Sun, 10.30–15.00 (last entry 15.00)
Garden of Historic Roses

Current period1 Jan–31 Mar, closed 1 Apr–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 1 Nov–31 Mar 2022, closed

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, daily, dawn–dusk

Entry prices

Castle & Walled Garden
One adult family
Young Scot
Walled Garden only

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to the grounds – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Drone flying is not permitted at this property without prior permission and approval. Commercial operators should contact the Trust’s Filming Manager at

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:

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.

Buggy access
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

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

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