Drumlanrig Castle is situated on the Queensberry Estate in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The category A listed castle is the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
The 'Pink Palace' of Drumlanrig, constructed between 1679 and 1689 from distinctive pink sandstone, is an example of late 17th century Renaissance architecture. The first Duke of Queensberry, William Douglas, had the castle built on the site of an ancient Douglas stronghold overlooking Nith Valley. The castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and 4 towers.
The castle is home to part of the Buccleuch art collection which includes Rembrandt’s An Old Woman Reading, and Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna of the Yarnwinder which was stolen in 2003 and returned in 2007 after being found in Glasgow and many other paintings, tapestries and objects of art.
The earliest record for Drumlanrig is from 1384, spelled Drumlangryg. There are a number of possible etymologies for the name. It may represent Cumbric drum 'ridge' + -lanerc 'small area of cleared woodland'. However, the first element may also be Gaelic druim 'ridge', either added to a Cumbric name or to Scots *lang-rigg 'long ridge'.
- "Listed Building Report". Hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk. 1971-08-03. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- WILLIAM TINNING and ALISON CHIESA (2003-08-28). "Tax break for the Pink Palace raiders Low security of viewing scheme that avoids inheritance duty". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- Rose, Kenneth (2001-12-24). "Princess Alice: no Victorian, but eminent none the less". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- "The Castle". Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- "The Duke of Buccleuch". London: Telegraph. 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- "UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Trial date for da Vinci accused". BBC News. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- James, Alan G. (2014). The Brittonic Language in the Old North: A Guide to the Place-name Evidence (PDF). Volume 2: Guide to the Elements. p. 152. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-09-11.