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House of Dun

Montrose DD10 9LQ, Scotland
+44 1674 810264
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This beautiful Georgian house was built in the 18th century for David Erskine, a judge of the Scottish Court of Session. House of Dun is just 3 miles from Montrose and its picturesque unspoilt beaches and around 45 minutes’ drive from Aberdeen. Set amongst the splendid Victorian gardens and woodlands, this elegant home has a truly spectacular setting. The house sits in its own formal gardens with parkland and woodland beyond. You can explore and enjoy the Victorian walled garden and wooded den, before venturing further afield to the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve. We have moved away from the traditional tour where we would be describing in detail the family, house and collection, our tour now centres on the key players in the history of the house, and the part they played. There will be many opportunities during the tour to discover for yourself the architecture and hidden gems within the house. The first tour starts at 10.45 and thereafter every 45 minutes, the last tour is 3.15pm During April, May, June and September the last Sunday of each month we open the house to freeflow, where you can visit the house and at your leisure take time to enjoy the marvelous collection of ceramics, needlework, plasterwork, artwork and of course grand architecture In July and August every Sunday is freeflow. What to See and Do You’ll hear about the trials and tribulations faced by William Adam in designing and building the house, discover the ornate plasterwork – originally the work of Joseph Enzer, who had made a name for himself with decorative plasterwork in a number of grand Scottish houses – and unearth eccentric period equipment such as the ‘boot bath’ from the 1800s. However, a visit to the House of Dun is about more than just the house. To the east of the house is a rectangular walled garden and there are more gardens to the south, separated from the surrounding countryside by a ha-ha, a vertical drop intended to allow for open views while keeping the sheep out.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting design as the house has various false doors and windows that can turn into doors so that every side of the house appears to be the front. Even though we had no children on our tour everyone ended up very invested in finding...More

Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted with a brilliant and friendly tour guide who took us on a journey thru this magnificent house and grounds stopping of in the gift shop which is very reasonabley priced and a coffee house on grounds which too was excellent .on the...More

Thank John B
ntsjohn M, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

delighted that you enjoyed your visit, the next time you visit the fairies will have flown the nest and made their homes in the grounds at Dun Fairy doors have started to appear

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here at the beginning of July too see all the interesting items inside and outside started with a guided tour of the house plenty too see and a knowledgably guide then a stroll through the gardens with plenty to see after went to the...More

Thank nmjimages
ntsjohn M, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review and delighted you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to House of Dun is like stepping back in time. You get a real sense of how the gentry lived. Definitely upstairs downstairs! There is even an en suite with overbath shower which would have had to have the water pumped by a...More

Thank AdinaBB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this beautiful house. Totally enhanced by an excellent tour led by James, who gave just the right amount of detail to the group. Really interesting stuff about the house - interiors, furniture etc - and it's former occupants. Recommended !

Thank Aileen581
ntsjohn M, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of property tour of house etc. Always pleased to see that when folks visit they have had such a good time they take the time to let the property know and other potential visitors

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great visit to the house which is owned by the Scottish National Trust. The tours of the house are all guided tours but the guides are charming, interesting and very informative. They allow you to go around at your own pace and and...More

Thank grahamresmith
ntsjohn M, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, delighted you like the style of the tour as we moved away from the formal names dates times and places tour a few years ago and concentrate more on what you want from the tour. Hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very interesting lots of history our tour guide Karen was ace well done Betty informative

Thank oman987
ntsjohn M, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks, will pass on your comments to Karen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was fab! She had lots of knowledge and easily answered questions and the coffee shop and gift shop were very good also, gardens were beautiful would visit again

Thank Julie M
ntsjohn M, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks fro comments and compliments ! Hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend (Downfield,Dundee) visited The House of Dun last weekend. And its not a place to miss The History in this building are just wonderful, has to be seen with your on eyes,every room has such detail and character . You can spend...More

Thank AntonioMacaronio3101
ntsjohn M, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for you review and recent visit delighted you and your girlfriend (unusual name Downfield Dundee har har) enjoyed the visit and the property, would be delighted to welcome you back the next time you are in the area

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guided tours of the house very interesting and informative. Gardens really lovely and a nice cafe for a coffee and scone.

Thank Shirley L
ntsjohn M, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review delighted you enjoyed House and grounds of Dun

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Gauldie74
3 July 2017|
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Response from ntsjohn M | Property representative |
Hi The gardens are free to visit and car parking is free if you area member, if not £2 fee applies for the days parking
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