Fodor's Expert Review Drum Castle

Banchory Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

This foursquare tower has an evocative medieval chapel that dates from the 13th century; like many other castles, it also has later additions up to Victorian times. Note the tower's rounded corners, said to make battering-ram attacks more difficult. Nearby, fragments of the ancient Forest of Drum still stand, dating from the days when Scotland was covered by great stands of oak and pine. The Garden of Historic Roses, open daily from April to October, lays claim to some old-fashioned roses not commonly seen today.

Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

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Banchory, Aberdeenshire  AB31 5EY, Scotland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £14.50, Closed weekdays Oct.–Mar. and Tues. and Wed. in May and Sept.

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