Located at the heart of the stunning Nithsdale countryside, explore the vast estate and enchanting interior of one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. A wide range of activities are on offer for an exciting day out.
The magnificent 17th century Drumlanrig Castle boasts over 40 acres of beautiful maintained formal gardens and offers an extensive range of that the whole family can enjoy.
Spend a day exploring the estate on foot and you can choose from short trails to more strenuous way marked paths. The numerous trails, which range from 1.5km to 7km, follow an extensive network of paths and tracks – some of which date from the Victorian period. Or why explore the scenic cycle tracks and off-road mountain bike trails? There is a trail to suit every ability and interest from technical single-track routes, to swooping family trails through the beautiful Drumlanrig woodlands, to scenic country back roads. Bikes and trailer hire is available.
Alternatively, discover the estate's wild landscapes, diverse natural history and flora and fauna. Keep a look out for otters, red squirrels and birds of prey as well as some of the estate’s most impressive trees including the Drumlanrig Sycamore – one of the oldest in the country – and the very first Douglas Fir to be planted in the UK.
Situated against the spectacular backdrop of the castle, adults can sit back and relax on benches while watching their children explore the aerial runways, slides, rope bridges and climbing frames of the estate’s fantastic adventure playground.
Opening Times for 2021
The Gardens, Adventure Playground and Larchwood Cabin now open daily until 30th September. Please book online.
We are delighted to be offering Exclusive Castle Tours from 30th July to end of August on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - spaces are limited - book now.
Walks and Trails are also open daily - please note there is a £2.50 car parking charge to access these - payable by credit/debit.