Trip Start May 22, 2005
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When we arrived we discovered that they were having some sort of Scottish Heritage weekend and there were a few events on in the gardens. The outside of the castle, although very nice doesn't have the sort of dramatic presence that some of the others like Dunottar have. For a start Drum is not a ruin and second it sits among manicured lawns and gardens rather than perched on the top of a cliff, so the whole feel of the castle is somewhat different.
Its a bit of a hotchpotch of styles with bits having been added on throughout time with a mixture of medieval, Jacobean and Victorian styles
Each room had an attendant who pointed out interesting things and told you a bit about the history of each room. It was quite an impressive place filled with magnificent antiques but I think we both agree that we prefer ruins in some ways where you can only imagine what it might have looked like, so we wandered back out onto the lawn stuffed ourselves with an enormous slab of chocolate cake washed down with tea then wandered around the gardens. The most impressive area was the formal rose gardens with each section split into styles from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The roses were really beautiful and along one of the walls there was gorgeous display of different flowers of really bright colours, not being rose garden type of people, we surprisingly quite enjoyed it.....
Until next time,
K & S