We visited Drum waaaaay back in May last year,
it was one of my first days out after the big move to Aberdeen.
Visiting the castle was a double treat.
No, a triple treat.
Actually, too many treats to count.
I couldn’t wait to see more of the local area
and eventually explore a bit further afield.
Drum is an interesting castle,
as it was home to one family for over 600 years.
The grounds contain a 13th Century woodland,
once a royal hunting ground for rabbits and roe deer
and now a Scottish Natural Heritage Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The castle, grounds and gardens are open to the public,
displaying paintings, shields and furniture
as accumulated by the Irvine family over the years.
I particularly liked the spiral staircases
(built to convenience smaller feet than my size 7s…)
and climbing up to the crenellated ramparts,
which look over the beautiful grounds.
I didn’t see any deer, maybe Fenton got there first?!