Spanning 90,000 stunning acres in its entirety, the natural beauty of the Drumlanrig Estate in Dumfriesshire, Scotland’s hidden gem, offers a unique setting for every type of field sport and is proving to be one of the most sought after shoots in the country.
The focal point of your day is Drumlanrig Castle where you meet in the morning for coffee and return to for lunch and tea. The estate starts shooting driven partridges from the 1st September and they have developed one of the top shoots in the country with birds flying from a great range of challenging heights and angles. There are now three excellent beats with 24 drives ranging from difficult to the extreme. All beats are situated between the moorland and wooded areas on the Estate with breathtaking scenery and easy access from hill tracks. The high driven partridge shoot at Drumlanrig is renowned amongst the best shots in the land.
There are also three principal pheasant beats at Drumlanrig, covering 15,000 acres. Across these beats are 25 exhilarating drives varying from extremely high gliding pheasants on bracken-clad hills, to perfectly positioned game covers and mixed mature woodlands, all situated within spectacular scenery. Here, they can offer some of the best, diverse, top quality pheasant shooting in Scotland and up to a week’s sport can be arranged without covering the same ground twice. The Estate starts to shoot pheasants from late October thus providing mixed days which predominately becomes more pure pheasant days as the season goes on.
A variety of shoot days are offered ranging from full, double gun, driven days with loaders to walked-up shooting over dogs. Late season salmon fishing is also available on the River Nith, which meanders through the Estate. There are also plenty of options for accommodation ranging from some magnificent private homes that can be taken on an exclusive basis to some local hotels. For that special occasion, the Castle is also available.
The experience of shooting at Drumlanrig is an authentic one combining insight and expertise with more than 700 years of tradition. The Estate continuously strives to offer guns the very best in terms of service and shooting, whilst caring for and conserving the natural beauty of the landscape.
The Drumlanrig Estate is situated one and a quarter hours from Glasgow airport and one hour from Prestwick airport (private planes only)