Castle bangs the Drum for stunning gardens
While Scotland does not lack for castles and stately homes, there can be few places that showcase the development of castles better than Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire. A spectacular place to visit, the house and gardens offer a fascinating tour through the ages that the whole family will enjoy.
From the 13th-century tower that formed the heart of the original castle to the Jacobean and Victorian additions, the house is a fantastic example of how the great houses have evolved through the years and is unique in its atmosphere of both change and continuity.
The castle was in the hands of the Irvine family for six-and-a-half centuries and shows the developments made by the family to the house in the time from Robert the Bruce and Bannockburn to Wilson and Watergate.
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