Drumlanrig Castle

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The ancient Douglas stronghold and Dumfriesshire home of the Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KBE. Set on the spectacular 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle is brimming with centuries-old heritage and culture, period furnishings, fine art and antiques.

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Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Bike Trail

An exhilarating mountain bike trail through some of Scotland’s finest scenery. The forest, which hosts Scottish and British mountain bike events, is fast becoming one of the UK’s premier venues for cross country racing. Since 2002 Drumlanrig has played host to the National Points Series and Scottish Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships on a specially constructed course designed by Rik Allsop of Rik's Bike Shed.

Mountain Biking at Drumlanrig
Choose from a selection of trails to suit every ability and interest from gnarly 'old school' technical singletrack routes, to swooping family trails through the beautiful Drumlanrig woodlands, to quiet country back roads. The course is constantly evolving with new sections of singletrack being added to extend the overall distance and add to user enjoyment.

On offer are four different trail types: Easy (Green Routes), Moderate (Blue Routes), Difficult (Red Routes) and Hard (Black Routes) allowing visitors to decide a suitable level for themselves.

Riks Bike Shed

For family-friendly Bike Hire, Rik’s Bike Shed has a large fleet of hire bikes to suit all needs, whether you fancy a leisurely pedal with the whole family or a challenging single track experience on our red or black routes. Having young children themselves means they understand the needs of families, and have lots of kiddy friendly kit to get the whole family out pedalling together comfortably, safely and enjoyably!

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Drumlanrig Castle Fishings

Renowned for its fishings both on the beautiful River Nith for Salmon and Sea Trout and across seven trout lochs, each known for their serene surroundings and excellent days' sport. And for generations they have been carefully managed as the private waters of Drumlanrig Castle, the magnificent 17th Century home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.


How to get here


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.


There is a bus service (246) from Dumfries in the South and from Glasgow or Ayr in the North via New Cumnock, which will drop you at the Estate entrance on the A76


Opening times (April - September):
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Address: Drumlanrig Castle, Queensberry Estate Office, Drumlanrig, Mains, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, DG3 4AG, UK
Phone: +44 1848 600283

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