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
5 Jan–31 Mar, Sat & Sun, 10.30–16.00 1 Apr–31 May, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.00 1 Jun–31 Aug, daily, 10.30–16.00 Current period1 Sep–31 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.00 2 Nov–22 Dec, Sat & Sun, 10.30–16.00 23 Dec–3 Jan 2020, closed 4 Jan – 31 Mar 2020, Sat & Sun, 10.30-16.00 Last entry to the castle is at 16.00
Garden of Historic Roses
Current period1 Apr–31 Oct, daily, 11.00–17.00 1 Nov–31 Mar 2020, closed
Current periodAll year, daily

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 £4.00

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 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.

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.


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


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