Drum Castle

One of Scotland’s oldest tower houses, Drum Castle can be found just outside the city of Aberdeen. The castle boasts more than 700 years of fascinating history, from its ancient oak forest to the medieval High Hall, battlements and Jacobean mansion house. The Old Wood of Drum has oaks dating back to the 1700s, while the exquisite Garden of Historic Roses is no less spectacular. Now owned and looked after by the National Trust for Scotland, it’s a wonderful spot to enjoy a history fix, as well as beautiful scenery and resplendent gardens.

There are over 700 years of history to be discovered in the battlements and square towers of this sprawling castle. The castle was gifted to the Irvine family by Robert the Bruce in the early 14th Century.

Extensions were added over the centuries, with the latest being the lower hall, now a library, that was added in Victorian times. As well as the main house, enjoy the sweet smelling rose gardens and the ancient oak forest that surround the castle. Keep your eyes peeled for red kites, roe deer, red squirrels and badgers too.

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