Random Research: Drum Castle

drumcastle5Drum Castle is another Aberdeenshire castle, based near Drumoak. Clan Irvine owned it. It has a tower house from the 13th century but was greatly expanded during the Victorian era, as with most castles.

It’s also said to be haunted, though it doesn’t have as many ghost stories as other castles. One ghost is a female figure who might be Anna Forbes, wife to one of the Lairds of the castle. The castle is well-preserved and has a gorgeous library. The grounds are lovely, with 17th century rose gardens and a wee chapel which is still often used for weddings. I couldn’t find as much information on it as Craigevar, but I have a fair few photos from the two visits I’ve taken to it.

2005 visit:

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With Craig’s parents. I’m posing like a statue because it was windy
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Teenage us. Hehe
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Always too tall for the doorways
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A hobbit house! And bad fashion sense

2010 visit:

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My mom and me
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My mom: also too tall for the doorways

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