Mediaeval battles at Drum Castle

We went to Drum Castle today. I have been itching to visit this castle again ever since our cycle ride from Banchory to Aberdeen via Drum Castle. It was so hot that day and we were so exhausted by the time we arrived at Drum Castle that I took one look at the tower with all its stairs and thought, “fuck that”. So this time we booked a Co-Wheels car and arrived feeling fresh and full of energy.

There was also a mediaeval event happening today which I thought the kids might enjoy and they absolutely loved it!

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There were battle re-enactments which my blood-thirsty son found extremely entertaining. In fact, he found them more entertaining than I felt comfortable with.

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The kids got to participate in a battle and I have never seen Daniel so enthralled by an activity that did not involve an electronic device.

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I took this video of the battle:

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The kids got to attack me too:

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Then we climbed the tower and enjoyed the amazing views from the top.

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Drum Castle has a chapel:

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And a walled garden:

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A woodland walk:

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A pond:

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A home for a tiny creature:

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There’s also a children’s playground but our kids seem to have grown out of playgrounds. It was a great day. I love Aberdeenshire with its many castles, the ocean, the forests, and the mountains. It’s such a lovely part of the world with so many things to do. I think it will be a long time before we’ve exhausted the supply of adventures around here.