Drumlanrig Castle constantly remains one of the most popular destinations for tourism in Dumfries & Galloway. Originally built between 1679 and 1689 Drumlanrig Castle is better known by some as the ‘Pink Castle’ thanks to the distinctive pink sandstone that was used during its creation.
Home to the internationally renowned ‘Buccleuch Art Collection’ Drumlanrig is a prime attraction for those with a passion for art. The collection features such treasures as Rembrant’s ‘The Old Woman Reading’ and other masterpieces from artists such as Thomas Gainsborough & Caspar Netscher. The art gallery hit national news a few years ago when two art thieves stole a Leonardo Da Vinci painting believed to be worth millions of pounds.
The surrounding 40 acres of gardens deserve a special mention. A prime example of one of the best-kept estates in Scotland, many of the designs in the Formal Garden date back to the early 17th & 18th Centuries. Restoration work is routinely carried out on the grounds ensuring that the gardens evolve more and more with each visit.
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