Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens and Country Park
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Did you know that the first Duke of Queensbury only visited the grand house he commissioned, Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill, on one occasion? He was said to have been so shocked at the cost incurred by architect Sir William Bruce that he could not bring himself to return to sleep again in the building which was constructed between 1684 and 1691.

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