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House of Dun

Montrose DD10 9LQ, Scotland
0844 493 2144
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Montrose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

a great experience. The house" lives and breathes" You can feel the presence of the various people who have lived in it. The restoration has been exceptionally good and sympathetic. A wonderful experience. The guide was superb.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We enjoyed the hour-long tour given by the informative guide, Rudi, when we visited. It was not too in-depth, which suited our tastes. The only issue was the poor surface on the access road. Thank goodness we were members otherwise we would have had to have paid £10.50 each!

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Oban, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Beautiful and historic house and grounds. Adventure playpark and gardens. Cafe being refurbished, good shop for unusual gifts.

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Ryton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were pleased to see how carefully the house had been restored. Plaster work in one of the rooms was particularly interesting. Walled garden was imaginatively designed, matching the symmetery which was a particular feature of the design of the house.

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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Who wouldn't love a 'fruitful salad' and lots of 'tickle pickle?' I do hope that after its refurbishment the café opens with Janet in situ. The house and grounds are beautiful but there is added comedy genius watching the café staff cower under the watchful eye of the house's real 'treasure' Janet.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

What a beautiful house and informed guide. On arrival we went for a walk around the amazing garden and then the woodland walk a perfect 4km stroll. After lunch in the grounds we joined the tour around the house ( you cannot walk around on your own) a well informed guide opened up the history of the house and beauty... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It was the Bank holiday weekend & due to traffic, we only got to the house just before 4.00pm which was just in time for the last tour of the House. Built by William Adam in 1730, he loved symmetry. Some very unusual feature. The guide was very good and tried to answer all our questions. From upstairs you get... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We were not welcome at the house of dun even though we are members of the national trust, why you may ask. well we had a 2 month old baby we wanted to take on the tour in a body harness, not a pram a harness strapped to my husband. Not allowed ,why we are national trust members I don't... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Loved the walk around the house gardens lovely. Unfortunately house was not open. But I will return In the summer

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Houseofdun, Manager at House of Dun, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review regarding the grounds at Dun and the house. THis is now our first day of opening, look forward to your return visit in the summer. I couldnt agree more about the grounds, the gardeners have done a marvelous job over the winter months. Can wait to see what summer brings More

Canyon Country, CA USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Having checked National Trust Scotland's website that morning, we planned on taking an 11:10am tour of House of Dun. But when we arrived, the place wasn't open. After making a tour of the gardens-absolutely worth the time all on their own-we went into the café to ask what was going on. It turns out that as of the beginning of... More

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