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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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If you're anywhere near Montrose try and visit this National Trust house. Lovely Adams features and nice gardens. There are extensive grounds for walks, toilet facilities and an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you're anywhere near Montrose try and visit this National Trust house. Lovely Adams features and nice gardens. There are extensive grounds for walks, toilet facilities and an excellent tea room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited here today with a friend and as there were only the two of us on the tour, it was a lovely private experience. Our guide was John and he was very knowledgable and obviously loves his job and the house. The house is gorgeous with amazing plasterwork details and beautiful furniture throughout. Some rooms feel as though the occupants... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We rented accommodation for four briliant nights. Great rooms, great staff and dogs are allowed. A gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited this Adam house and greatly impressed with the visit. Included was a guided tour from an excellent guide, who really brought it all to life for the small party. The tearoom was also lovely, as was the shop. The grounds are also splendid and include an activity playground for children. Definitely worth a visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely well-carden for gardens and a most interesting guided tour of about 1.5 hours. It is suitable for all ages, but there are steps in the house if mobility is a difficulty.

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A gem of a house with a lovely atmosphere, on a human scale. The star attraction is the elaborate, intricate plasterwork of national importance. Full of quirks and surprises. Beautiful gardens, nice walks in the grounds, and a good tearoom too. Worth travelling to see.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

With some retired National Trust wielding family members visiting Scotland, we couldn't not take them to "our local". It being the summer and high season, it's a trifle strange that the opening hours are Saturday - Wednesday, so any Thurs or Fri visitors beware, doors are locked. This is a toured property where you are hosted by an agent from... More 

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

On Saturday 18th July my wife and I visited House of Dun near Montrose, Scotland. We joined the 1400 hours tour of the house. Our guide was one of the best I have encountered. He was very personable, and made the information he provided very interesting. He didn't just go through the ' no the left you will see, on... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great visit to this hidden gem, lucky enough to gave the guide just to ourselves which made it more private. Nice history to the place as well. Would visit again

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This house is well worth a visit, the only fault is the guided tour is too short, our guide showed us through the house and explained the history very thoroughly, but the house is so full of wonderful objects, paintings,bronzes,furniture art and artifacts that I felt I could have spent another couple of hours there. I must go back.

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

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the house. Please come back if you would like to see more of the house. During July and August , each Sunday we open the house up to allow visitors to view the house and its collection at leisure, we have guides on each floor who can talk you through the history of... More 

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Address: Montrose DD10 9LQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441674810624
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Montrose

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