The Drum Castles Next

The Drum is not so much a castle as a stately home located on the outskirts of Edinburgh.  The castle has been converted to a hotel for overnight lodging.  When my wife and I visited Scotland for the first time in 1991, we spent a few nights at the Drum so that we could say that we had stayed in a real Scottish castle.  The accomodations and the gardens on the estate were nice, although I would have to say that the castle seemed more like a hotel than some ancient fortification.

View of the castle from the grounds