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Dumfries House

Address: Dumfries House Estate | Auchinleck, New Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01290 425959
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Dalston, Cumbria, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dumfries House. So much to see. We did a full house tour. Our guides on Saturday were very good indeed, so clear and informative. If you are interested in Scottish heritage, then Dumfries House should not be missed. There is now so much to see, apart from the House, that a whole day should be... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Having visited Dumfries House for the first time at the weekend, I have to say I was most impressed. The house and the restoration was quite magnificent. What an ideal venue for a special function, wedding, etc. The grounds, accommodation and in fact everything was something to be enjoyed.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wow, what a visitor attraction! We arrived on a crisp frosty day with the sun shining and were not disappointed. We would've liked to have saw the training centre open, unfortunately not! Dumfries House is steeped in local history and sits in fantastic grounds with wonderful walks. Great morning out, tea room is comfortable and food is good. Gift shop... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stunning house well worth a visit but do walk around. the work that's gone on to renovate the walled gardens. the bridge and the surrounding area, houses and buildings is just amazing, So peaceful walking around and though there's people, children. dogs everything is so calm and, so enjoyable. The tearoom was busy, reasonable prices and quick pleasant service.Been to... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Two of us did the Grand Tour of the house, at a reasonable price ( there is a slightly cheaper, briefer tour) the tour groups are small and the guide was excellent.The tour feels intimate and the house is full of interesting, historical, rare valuable items and decorations I have visited a number of important houses and stately homes, this... More 

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lovely place to visit with the kids, play park excellent, food not bad, BUT... The service in the restaurant is so terribly slow.. They aren't organised for opening time, one till, you can stand for a coffee for 20 mins. That's the only thing they urgently need to rectify. Now we take our own flasks and food, it just became... More 

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