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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

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Opening times

Castle, shop and tearoom

Entry to the Castle is by guided tour at the following times: 10.45, 11.30, 12.15, 13.00, 13.45, 14.30, 15.15 | Please note that orders for our tearoom are to be placed at the Courtyard Kiosk. | The castle, shop and tearoom will be closed on Sun 19 June due to a private function.

8 Jan–31 Mar, Sat & Sun, 10.30–15.00 1 Apr–31 May, Thu–Mon, 10.30–16.00 Current period1 Jun–31 Aug, daily, 10.30–16.00 1 Sep–30 Sep, Thu–Mon, 10.30–16.00 1 Oct–31 Dec, Sat–Sun, 10.30–15.00
Garden of Historic Roses

The garden will be closed on Sun 19 June for a private function.

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

The estate will be closed on Sun 19 June for a private function.

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

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
£5.00

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 – 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.

Please note pre-booking is not required.


Please note that the Tower is currently not accessible to visitors until further notice, due to ongoing structural repairs.

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

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

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
Buggy access

Mary’s Larder tearoom offers a takeaway service at weekends. There is limited outdoor seating available in the castle courtyard.

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

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 facilities are open when the tearoom is open.

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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