Drum Castle

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  • Drum Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland and has enjoyed housing 24 generations of the Irvine family for over 6 centuries!

    It was given to the National Trust of Scotland in 1975 by the last Laird of Drum. Just 8 miles from Aberdeen the castle overlooks the River Dee and has 3 different architectural styles – medieval, Jacobean and Victorian!

    The medieval tower was built way back in teh 13th Century with the Jacobean mansion added in 1619 and the Victorian part in 1872. Inside are memories from the past including portraits, furniture and vaulted ceilings decorated with shields in the great hall.

    There are huge grounds attached to the castle and beautiful gardens and in the 1930’s a golf course was added and a stunning Pond Garden was built by the Trust. The Garden of Historic Roses was opened by the trust in 1991 to mark the castle’s Diamond Jubilee. Divided into four quadrants, each has a design from one of the last four centuries and roses from that period.

    Drum Castle is open for tours and available for weddings and corporate hire.

  • Drum Castle 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Thursday through Monday, with temperatures falling to 12°C tomorrow.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      7:48 am    6:03 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 18th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      7:50 am    6:00 pm

    Thursday, Oct 19th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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      7:52 am    5:58 pm
    Friday, Oct 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      7:54 am    5:55 pm

    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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      7:56 am    5:53 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      7:59 am    5:50 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:01 am    5:48 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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      8:03 am    5:45 pm

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