Drumlanrig Castle

17th & 18th August 2019


Visitor Information

Opening Times

The Fair will be open from 10am-6pm on the Saturday and 10am-5pm on the Sunday.


You can purchase tickets on the day. You’ll find the ticket prices here.


There is parking on site and accessible parking too.

People with babies

Slinging Around Sling Library will be on hand offering visitors with tiny tots a free buggy drop service where you can swap your buggy and enjoy the freedom of a baby carrier.

Baby Bump & Beyond will also be in the children’s area with a relaxed and friendly environment for feeding and changing babies, plus a crafts and games section for older siblings.

Travelling to Galloway Country Fair

By car:
Our postcode for SatNav is DG3 4AQ.

Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate is situated just off the A76 (Dumfries to Kilmarnock), 17 miles north of Dumfries, and is signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot.

From Dumfries, take the A76 north for approximately 13 miles, passing through Auldgirth, Closeburn, Thornhill and Carronbridge. The entrance for Drumlanrig and the Galloway Country Fair are clearly signposted.

There are three car parks including areas for 4WD vehicles and an accessible car park close to the show ground.

By bus:
The stagecoach 246 bus service (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries in the South and Ayr in the North via Cumnock, will drop you at the Estate entrance on the A76. The walk from the Estate entrance to the Fair is approximately 1½ miles through the beautiful Estate grounds.

The X76 bus service will bring you from Glasgow to Cumnock, then change to the 246 bus service (Ayr – Dumfries) to the Estate entrance.
The 100 bus service will bring you from Edinburgh to Thornhill, then change to the 246 bus service north to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi.

By train:
The Glasgow-Dumfries-Carlisle-Newcastle train stops at Sanquhar. You would then take the 246 bus service south (Ayr-Dumfries) to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi. Coming from Carlisle, you could take the 246 bus service north (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries Whitesands, or take a taxi.

By taxi:
There are taxi operators in Thornhill (Thornhill Taxis Mob 07751 217733 and Sanquhar (B J Taxis Tel. 01659 58198)‎ who will gladly convey you to the Fair (depending on availability – best to check price and book before you set out).