Drum Castle

Drum Castle - Drum Castle

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Aberdeenshire
AB31 5EY

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Set amidst the ancient Royal Forest and Park of Drum, on the periphery of Royal Deeside, Drum Castle combines medieval history, Jacobean romance and Victorian opulence to striking effect, and is within easy reach of Aberdeen.Dating from the 13th century, the castle was owned by the Irvine family for over 650 years. A Scottish stronghold and hunting lodge, Drum is now a spectacular venue for weddings, private parties and corporate entertaining.

The castle's gardens and extensive grounds provide a stunning backdrop for photographs, marquees and outdoor activities.

Weddings at Drum CastleWithin the castle, the beautifully restored Library is an elegant setting for civil, religious and humanist weddings. In addition, nestling in the grounds and surrounded by remnants of the ancient oak forest, Drum's 16th-century chapel is available for religious ceremonies.

During spring and summer, the Garden of Historic Roses is a feast for the senses: a kaleidoscope of colour and sweet with the scent of flowers from around the world. A romantic setting for alfresco weddings and photography, the walled garden also offers picturesque surroundings for drinks receptions, family gatherings or simply a relaxing stroll before being seated to dinner in the castle's richly appointed Dining Room.

For larger wedding receptions, a marquee can be erected in the grounds.CorporateBright and spacious and with spectacular views across the historic lawns, Drum’s elegant public rooms are ideal for receptions, dinners, cultural events and private gatherings. Protected by 12ft-thick walls, and adorned by family portraits and exquisite furniture, each room tells its own story.

Exclusive private tours of the castle, medieval tower house and historic gardens are available by prior arrangement.

For maximum versatility a marquee can be erected in the grounds.Travelling to Drum CastleSituated on the A93, Drum Castle is 10 miles west of Aberdeen, 8 miles east of Banchory and 15 miles southwest of Aberdeen International Airport. Aberdeen is the nearest railway station. There are a number of bus services from Aberdeen which stop within walking distance of the castle.

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