Drumlanrig CastleThornhill Category Museums & Galleries, Historic Sites
A royal welcome awaits you at Drumlanrig Castle
Immerse yourself in history at majestic Drumlanrig Castle. The finely hewn red sandstone that gives the ‘Pink Palace’ its affectionate name, adds to the beauty of what is regarded as one of the finest examples of 17th Century Renaissance architecture in Scotland. As you stand beneath the Castle’s imposing façade you’ll take in the same breathtaking views across the Nith Valley that convinced the first Duke of Queensberry to build his ancestral home here.
And if you think it’s beautiful on the outside, wait until you see what’s waiting for you inside. The grand reception rooms, magnificent staircases, ornate period features and cosy parlours give you an intimate taste of life through the centuries. The exquisite rooms themselves are home to stunning paintings, tapestries and objects d’art and many pieces from the internationally acclaimed Buccleuch Art Collection.
The Dumfriesshire seat of the Douglas Family for generations, the Castle is yours to explore on a fascinating guided tour led by experts who are as passionate about art and history as they are about architecture and culture.