Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

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A visit to Drum should be at the top of everyone’s list as the favourite destination for a fantastic day out for all. Following the completion of major restoration work during 2013, the striking early 14th Century Medieval Tower and elegant Victorian Library will re-open, allowing visitors to view the castle in its full splendour.

The story of Drum is a rich and varied history of the Irvine family, tracing their story from as early as 1323, when the castle building and estate lands were granted to William de Irwyn by King Robert the Bruce.

Visitors can freely explore and marvel upon the development of the castle as they move through the centuries of change and reinvention, taking them from the Medieval, to the Jacobean period, while witnessing the comfort and character bestowed upon the structure during the Victorian era.

Move through the centuries, from the 17th to the 20th in the ‘Garden of Historic Roses’, home to a fabulous variety of roses and herbaceous perennials. Relax in our Tearoom, set in the Castle’s old kitchen, or enjoy the outdoors by exploring the Estate’s trails, offering picturesque views and wildlife in a tranquil setting.  Drum’s brand new play park offers endless enjoyment to children of all ages.  

A visit to Drum truly offers something for everyone!

Admission Prices

Adult £12.50, Family £29.50, 1 Parent Family £23, Concession £9, NTS Member Free

  • Opening Times

    Castle, Tearoom and Shop:
    29th March-30 Jun and Sept: Thur-Mon 11am - 4pm (last entry)
    1 July-31 Aug: daily 11am - 4pm (last entry)
    Oct- Mar 2016: 11am - 4pm (weekends only)

    Grounds: All year, daily

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