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Drumlanrig Castle

On a fine eminence in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the valley of the Nith, stands Drumlanrig Castle, the ducal residence of the Douglasses of Queensberry, and now descended to the duke of Buccleuch, whose possessions extend over a great portion of the Border counties. The founder of this sumptuous mansion was James, duke of Queensberry, whose judicious advice and strenuous cooperation in effecting the union between the two countries, are honourably recorded in the history of that important crisis. The style of its architecture will be best understood by reference to the annexed engraving, which affords also a correct notion of its extent and proportions. The sums. expended in the external building-exclusive of its interior embellishments-are said to have been immense. Its spacious gardens, park, and pleasure grounds, are on.a scale suitable to the castle, which is justly considered the finest baronial mansion in the south of Scotland.

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