Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

Drum Castle, Garden and Estate

  • Off A93 Map It
  • Banchory
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

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 from April to October, lays claim to some old-fashioned roses not commonly seen today. Drum Castle is 8 miles east of Banchory and 11 miles west of Aberdeen. During the refurbishment of Aberdeen Art Gallery, selected works from its collection will be on display here until March 2017.

Sight Information


Off A93, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY, Scotland

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Website: www.nts.org.uk

Sight Details:

  • £12.50

Published 05/04/2017


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