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House of Dun

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Address: Montrose DD10 9LQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441674810624
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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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Unfortunately, I arrived on a day the house was closed, so could not get inside. :( However, wandering around outside was in itself great. The house is beautiful. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Unfortunately, I arrived on a day the house was closed, so could not get inside. :( However, wandering around outside was in itself great. The house is beautiful. There are some tremendous trees lining the driveway. I'm not sure what they are specifically, but they are beautiful! See pictures I uploaded. Around the back, there are some nice gardens to... More 

Thank Bonzostar
Dundee, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The House of Dun itself is beautiful, except the gardens and park are even better. As a child I would always go here with my grandmother and me and my sister really loved going here, visiting the lovely well looked after wooden park the children who used to live here played on, and going on the short walk was always... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

House of Dun is closed during the winter, but the grounds are well worth a visit. One could spend the day just exploring the wonderful grounds and walled garden.

Thank 97Catherine
East Calder
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Had a really good time going around here. The guide was great and provided lots of info and pointed out features about the house we would never have noticed. A great tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic house. History came alive thanks to the wonderful knowledgeable guide. House is very quirky and has connection to royalty! Our tour was particularly large and the tour ran for nearly two hours. Not sure if the size of the group increased the time but can't imagine it would be less than and hour and a half. House... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I'm sometimes put off by NT houses that only allow guided tours, rather than being free to wander. Fortunately we were the last couple on the final tour of the day so got a guide all to ourselves. The house is lovely, and the plasterwork most interesting. The guide was really well informed, and helped to explain some of the... More 

Thank minimhf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

as I had not used my national trust for Scotland membership card for this year I decided to visit the location after many years and on this occasion an interesting and very knowledgeable guide Lauri showed our group around and she answered questions from one of the members on the tour who must have "eaten the guide book " and... More 

Thank Letham45
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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158 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

House of Dun is run by the National Trust of Scotland, and we were fortunate to have the same woman, Caroline, who had shown us Barry Mill a few days earlier, as guide. The inside of the house is quite remarkable, with unique ornate plasterwork on the walls, and symmetry as the theme throughout the house. Our tour was very... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

When the tour guide said it would take a little over an hour to see round the house, I thought it sounded too long. Quite the opposite. It was a really interesting tour with lots of intriguing features to see in the house. Lovely gardens and grounds too.

Thank 94009007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

An interesting property maintained by the National Trust. Conducted tours only round the house by experienced guides. Lovely well maintained formal gardens.

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