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Dumfries House

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Address: Dumfries House Estate | Auchinleck, New Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01290 425959
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Grand Tour well worth doing

We did the Grand Tour with my in-laws last July. It was very well run, the guides were excellent and the house was stunning. Because it was a Sunday in July, it was extremely busy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Aileen G
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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did the Grand Tour with my in-laws last July. It was very well run, the guides were excellent and the house was stunning. Because it was a Sunday in July, it was extremely busy and I did feel there were maybe half a dozen people too many in the tour - it would have been more enjoyable with a... More 

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Scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited Dumfries House and booked the Full House Tour which was fantastic. Learned so much of our own Scottish history. The house and grounds are fantastic and are evolving with the help of public and private funds to become one the best Scottish country hosue estates in Scotland. There is a cost for the house and art tours but you... More 

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Scotland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went for the Grand Tour today, and I must say, from the lady in the gift shop who was delightful, to the staff in the coffee shop (and the hot rolls with sausage - yum) the guide, Gail and wonderful Matt, what a great afternoon out. The house is wonderful, the furniture and decor breathtaking, and Gail's expert knowledge... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had a walk round the gardens and grounds and what an improvement since our last visit.I can't wait to visit again in the summer and then see the grounds and gardens in all splendour. Keep up good work all involved.

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Scotland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We love everything about Dumfries house. The tour of the house was amazing. The rooms and furniture are so well preserved and the tour guide provided us with lots of interesting information. The gardens are beautiful, so many sections to explore. We enjoyed lunch at the coffee shop and on another occasion visited the restaurant at the weekend. The food... More 

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Inverclyde,Scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very interesting tour, a must if your down this way, and really worth understanding how the country was close to losing this treasure.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I always wanted to come to Dumfries House after seeing the TV programmes about it and the restoration work. I have to say that despite a chilly, wet wintery day the place did not disappoint. It is very well signposted and plenty to do. The restaurant is where I began with a very nice Sunday lunch. The beef was cooked... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My first visit to this amazing country house was so good that my husband and I have already agreed to return. The guide was superb and really knowledgeable. The quality of restoration work that has been carried out in recent years is second to none. This is a real jewel in Scotland's crown and worth the trip to East Ayrshire.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Probably the best "stately home" I've visited in the UK. In fact, on its own I would say it's worth the trip to Ayrshire. A few things make this place stand out: * Viewing by guided tours only - which sounds like a disadvantage but the group size is carefully controlled and the guides are superb. By comparison, a visit... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My third visit - just for a walk in the grounds this time, and a coffee, but had a lovely day and discovered walks we hadn't been on before. Been on the tour of the house twice, and would go again! The interior is fascinating, and the guides are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic in their passion for the building and... More 

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