Drum Castle

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.

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Drum Castle 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 05fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (W)
Friday, Oct 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Oct 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Oct 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NW)

Aberdeen weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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