Drum Castle

This castle combines a 13th-century square tower which is the oldest intact in Scotland, a Jacobean mansion house and elegant Victorian additions. The interior has fine furniture and paintings. It also has a beautiful garden including a special garden of historic roses, and an estate with woodland trails to hike through the Forest of Drum.

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  • Direction: Take A93 west out of Aberdeen, castle entrance is on this road about 10 miles (16km) west of city, or take bus 201, 202 or 203 from Union Square bus station, which stop half a mile (800m) from castle, up a fairly steep hill
  • Open Hours: April–June and September, Thur-Mon 11-4.45, July-Aug daily 11-4.45
  • Checkin: no info
  • Checkout: no info
  • Price: Adult £9.50, children/seniors/students £7, family £23


  • Address: Drumoak, by Banchory, AB31 5EY
  • Phone Number: +44 844 493 2161
  • FAX: no info
  • URL: http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Drum-Castle-Garden-Estate/About/
  • Email: drum@nts.org.uk

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