A vast pink sandstone mansion, Drumlanrig is a
transition between the traditional castle and the country house.
It has four towers, many turrets and spiral stairs. It was built
between 1679 and 1691 for the 1st Duke of Queensberry (Douglas) who was so incensed at the cost
that he spent only one night within it, preferring the 15th century Sanquhar
Drumlanrig Castle Tours
Tours begin in the west wing. They reach the entrance hall where
arched windows overlook the courtyard with its traditional iron gate.
The inner hall contains a collection of arms, militaria and
games. The east passage leads to the stair hall, with a grand staircase.
The morning room contains a modern painting of the 9th Duchess.
The dining room has wood carvings on the panelling, barometers and silver candlestands. A
spiral stair leads to Prince Charlie’s bedroom, and contains a few Jacobite
The drawing room is sumptuously furnished, with full length
portraits. The castle has many notable paintings, by artists like da Vinci, Rembrandt and
Holbein, and numerous antique furnishings, many of which date from the 17th
Drumlanrig’s grounds contain a country park, formal gardens,
craft workshops, a cycle museum and numerous walks.
Drumlanrig Castle Map&Location
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Drumlanrig Castle and gardens
Drumlanrig Castle entrance
Drumlanrig Castle courtyard
Drumlanrig Castle facade