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Drumoak, Drum Castle Garden and Estate

Door open days


Drum is one of Royal Deeside�s top historic attractions, just 10 miles from Aberdeen. It is one of Scotland�s oldest tower houses and is set beside an ancient oak woodland and a walled garden that contains a fine collection of historic roses which perfume the air.

William de Irwyn was gifted the Royal Forest of Drum and the Tower of Drum by King Robert the Bruce in 1323. The tower has benefitted from various improvements over the centuries, including a Jacobean mansion house extension in 1619 and Victorian adaptations, such as the impressive library converted from the lower hall


Key Information

Castle trail quiz for children

Where to find us

  • Drum Castle
  • Drumoak
  • Banchory
  • AB31 5EY