With its picturesque domes, walls of pale pink sandstone and splendid Dumfriesshire setting, Drumlanrig is one of Scotland’s most romantic castles, its story entwined with that of the country itself. Today’s castle was superimposed on a medieval Douglas stronghold by the 1st Duke of Queensberry and took a decade to build. Finished in 1689, its North Front is a stunning stage set of dressed stone, classical pilasters and carvings of swags, scrolls and spooky faces. The 2nd Duke, known as ‘The Union Duke’ for his role in the 1707 Act of Union, added the great oak staircase, while his son created the vast gardens. The 4th Duke, a rakish cousin known as ‘Old Q’, left it to future Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry to rescue the castle and fill it with treasures, including Rembrandt’s luminous Old Woman Reading (Tanıtım Bülteninden)

DRUMLANRIG CASTLE n.d. (Guide book) Peter Rae Ms. Copy. in Ewart Library, Dumfries) Country Life August 1960. About Listed Buildings. Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and ...

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11.01.2021 Things to do near Drumlanrig Castle. The Scottish Cycle Museum at Drumlanrig; Museum of Lead Mining; Morton Castle; The Moniaive Chocolatiers; Crawick Multiverse; Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum; Morton War Memorial; Market Cross Thornhill; The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway; Clark's Little Ark; Wanlockhead Inn; A' The Airts; Zitan; Dunscore Heritage Centre; Sanquhar …


Drumlanrig was built on the site of a 14th century castle of the 'Black' Douglas family, where King James VI was entertained in 1617 on his return to Scotland.


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Pennant writes:—"The beauties of Drumlanrig are not confined to the highest part of the grounds; the walks, for a very considerable way by the sides of the Nith, abound with most picturesque and various... Be sure to place all the patterns in your cart before checking out. Drumlanrig, Scotland was once the location of a Roman fort, now situated within the grounds of a grand manor house, Drumlanrig Castle.