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House of Dun

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Address: , Montrose DD10 9LQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441674810624
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Description: This beautiful Georgian house was built in the 18th century for David...
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 368 hectares of splendid Victorian gardens and woodlands, this elegant home has a truly spectacular setting. It now hosts the NTS Hutchison and Stirling collections, some of the finest paintings and furniture in the Trust's ownership. New for the 2015 season The complete driveway has been resurfaced along with new pathways and car park area (March 2015) Newly refurbished visitor reception and shop within the original stable block (April 2015) Interior of house represented to reflect the Erskine's in residence, Pier glass mirrors china and furniture represented within property. Erskine's Tearoom Opened November 2014 now offering a delicious selection of locally sourced produce and barista quality coffee. Disabled parking at property extended to accept five disabled badge holder cars
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Lovely grounds and welcome snack option

We went on a day when the house was not open, to enjoy the grounds (see the website to check the opening times). The grounds were really interesting and we had a good walk round... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went on a day when the house was not open, to enjoy the grounds (see the website to check the opening times). The grounds were really interesting and we had a good walk round. After this we explored the courtyard and discovered that one of the small buildings was open and had a vending machine for drinks and snacks.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our visit took us back in time, the time of the privileged, but it is a pleasant experience. There are lots of exciting things to do in the grounds too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful day with the kids and dog here. Tearoom is lovely, the scones were delicious. Nice seating out side, so having the dog not a problem, water and biscuits provided for her! Went on the estate trail, we loved it, challenging, but a wonderful way to see the estate. Didn't visit the house as we had the hairy... More 

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Aberdeen UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed in one of rental apartments here. Our stay was a lovely quiet break. Strolling through the gardens and woodlands when all the visitors have gone is a rejuvenating experience. You can't get much more peaceful and relaxing than this. Also enjoyed the interesting guided tour of the House itself.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The house was lovely, not so fussed on our tour guide who was quite abrupt and unfriendly to our children, but it is closed on Thursdays and Fridays which is not the advertised opening times in the National trust book or website. Very cross that we had to go back a second day to look around the house. There were... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Obviously a house like this is challenging for a wheelchair bound visitor, but the guides rise to the challenge! I got round the courtyard shops and cafe ok. I got a personal guide in the house since I had no access to the upstairs bedrooms - for some reason the builders didn't put in a lift! I was able to... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Full of History, symmetricalism alive and kicking. friendly guides who are very knowledgeable on the house. Gives National Trust for Scotland a boost, love new drive way.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

whilst on holiday in the surrounding area took advantage of joining the scottish natural trust ,enjoyed an educating tour around the house by Michael,a very polite friendly interacting Guide the history and features kept even my 11 year old daughter interested

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A grand old house with lovely views of the surrounding area and extensive grounds. We didn't go inside due to time restrictions but you don't need to in order to appreciate the wealth of the place

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We didn't go inside but explored the grounds which were beautiful. Ground were well kept and its breathtaking.

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