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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Jacobite tales whisper through the medieval grand hall of this castle

Things to do

SELF-GUIDED TOUR

Stroll through the walled Garden of Historic Roses, which bursts into bloom in June and July.

Tire the children out with a walk along one of our three waymarked trails, ending in our Nancy Ovens award-winning play park. 

Estate maps are available from the notice board in the car park.

GUIDED TOURS

Discover the history of the Irvine family through the ages on a guided tour with our knowledgeable guides, whilst the children ‘hunt’ for pieces of our fine collection.

Visit the medieval High Hall and see the original charter sealed by Robert the Bruce. 

Stroll through one of the finest libraries in any Scottish castle, home to around 4,000 volumes, some dating back to the 1500s.

Count the steep steps to the battlements as you climb to the top of Drum’s 700-year-old tower, then experience the wonderful views, stretching to the far corners of the estate and beyond.

EXHIBITION

In our gallery space on the second floor, you can enjoy a programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, often featuring contemporary artists.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

There are children’s quizzes available from reception. Pick up the nature-spotting quiz to see what you can spot in the grounds.

SCHOOL VISITS

We welcome school visits at Drum Castle, Garden & Estate. For more information, please see our Learning pages.

HIRE A VENUE

Looking for your dream venue to say ‘I do’? Drum is the perfect place for your most special day.

Want to impress? Our bright, spacious first-floor public rooms make a memorable setting for private receptions, dinners and corporate events.

Walks here

Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

Difficulty
Moderate – the path is unsurfaced with some slopes.
Time
20–40 minutes
Distance
1 mile (1.5km)
Facilities
Parking; toilets; dogs welcome
Drumhill Trail

Drumhill Trail

Difficulty
Moderate – the path is unsurfaced with some slopes. Appropriate footwear should be worn as the paths around Drumhill can often be wet and slippery.
Time
20–40 minutes
Distance
1 mile (1.5km)
Facilities
Parking; toilets; dogs welcome

To find walks at National Trust for Scotland places, download the Trust Trails app.

NTS Trail App

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