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In the Scottish countryside north of Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway one finds Drumlanrig Castle, the jewel of the 90,000 acre Queensberry Estate of the Buccleuch family who trace their family history back to 12th century Scotland.
Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig, King Robert the Bruce’s right hand man, was the founder of what later became the Queensberry Estate. The present Castle was built of local sandstone during the last quarter of the 17th century on the site of an old Douglas stronghold.
The castle surrounds a courtyard with circular staircase towers in each corner.
The castle is considered to be one of the most important Renaissance buildings in the country. The interior is said to be magnificent with various collections of silver, French furniture and art, but sadly, it had just closed for the season when we were there. We only got to wander the grounds.
These are some of the images my husband captured.