Drum Castle

Local nameDrum Castle
LocationScotland, UK

Drum Castle is a castle near Drumoak in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. For centuries it was the seat of the chief of Clan Irvine. The place-name Drum is derived from Gaelic druim, 'ridge'.

The original 13th-century tower of Drum Castle has been suggested as the work of medieval architect Richard Cementarius, who built the Bridge of Don in Old Aberdeen. It is believed to be one of the three oldest tower houses in Scotland. A large wing was added in 1619 by the 9th laird, and further alterations were made during the Victorian era.

The castle and its grounds were granted to William de Irwyn in 1325 by Robert the Bruce, and remained in the possession of Clan Irvine until 1975. William de Irwyn was armour

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum_Castle

Official Website https://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Drum-Castle-Garden-and-Estate/

Phone +44 7583 388847

Address (Unnamed Road), AB31 5EY, United Kingdom

Coordinates 57°5'42.077" N -2°20'16.607" E

Tours and activities: Drum Castle

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