Castle tower closes at end of month

Photograph of Castle and grounds in the evening light
Photograph of Castle and grounds in the evening light

Visitors are being urged to make the trip to Drum Castle’s historic tower by the end of the month, or else they’ll have to wait until Spring 2014.

The medieval tower at the National Trust for Scotland’s Drumoak property is undergoing a major programme of repairs next year and it will be inaccessible to the public.

The £1 million project will repair structural problems and remove and replace the tower’s mortar.

Project Manager Ian Davidson said: “Drum tower is one of Scotland’s few remaining intact medieval towers, dating from the 13th century. It has withstood a great deal over the centuries, but now is in need of some conservation work. Water has been getting into the tower and causing some structural problems that we really need to take care of to ensure that it stays strong for future generations.”

Drums Castle is open to the public until September 30, as well as for Hallowe’en and Christmas events.

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