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Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill

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Live like royalty with a visit to Drumlanrig Castle, a 17th-century Renaissance castle and home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Built from distinctive pink sandstone (hence its nickname, the Pink Palace), the structure supports 120 rooms, 17 turrets, and four towers. Situated in the expansive rolling green countryside, the grounds feature impeccably manicured landscaping and gardens. Aside from its royal inhabitants, the castle is also home to an impressive collection of paintings, tapestries, and part of the Buccleuch art collection--featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. Plan to visit Drumlanrig Castle during your Thornhill vacation using our convenient Thornhill route planner.
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  • We had a beautiful walk on one of the several marked paths in the grounds of the castle, taking in lovely woodland, riverside and the edge of the small loch. It was well worth a visit and cost... 
    We had a beautiful walk on one of the several marked paths in the grounds of the castle, taking in lovely woodland, riverside and the edge of the small loch. It was well worth a visit and cost...  more »
  • We went for the guided tour, it was brilliant and very informative indeed. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions that was put to him. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone.....  more
    We went for the guided tour, it was brilliant and very informative indeed. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions that was put to him. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone.....  more »
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  • Visited the Castle and Gardens on a Thursday. The Castle wasn't open for tours on that day so check before you visit if you are wanting to see inside. The bike trails are still not open due to previous storm damage and the small artisan shops didn't appear to be open although they looked like the individual units were being redecorated inside and out. Entry into the gardens and children's adventure playground is fairly cheap and the playground looks like fun. Oh to be young again. The cafe is adequate but I'd bring your own sandwiches if visiting over lunchtime. The Castle and gardens/grounds are simply stunning. You can appreciate the work that must go into keeping them up to that standard. I took my dogs with me and they enjoyed it too. Would definitely recommend to others.
  • Lovely Gardens at this time of year (June). Entrance prices were not to expensive and they offer a concession price for over 60's. There is a large play area that is suitable for children of all ages. Prices at cafe are not to expensive, but mainly sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. Also small selection of ice cream.

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