Drumlanrig Castle - Scotland

Drumlanrig Castle


About Drumlanrig Castle
The association of the Douglas family with Drumlanrig is a lengthy one, dating back to the 14th Century when William, the son of James, 2nd Earl of Drumlanrig who died at Otterburn in 1388, became 1st Laird of Drumlanrig.  For generations the Douglas family was close to the monarchy, a relationship which stood the test of difficult times and which benefited both monarchy and Douglas family alike.

The creation of 'The Great North Avenue' was begun at the end of the 17th Century and was extended in the middle of the 18th Century, when it may well have been totally replanted. The new inner row of lime trees was planted in more recent times (1977) and will replace the older trees once they become overmature.

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Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate is situated just off the A76 a mere 17 miles from Dumfries. Good access is provided from all major cities and the Castle is also signposted from the A74M at Abington and Elvanfoot.

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