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Dumfries House

Dumfries House Estate | Auchinleck, New Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
01290 425959
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Stirlingshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Always wanted to pay a visit here and whilst in the area signed up for 'Grand Tour'. Only 17 people booked on tour with excellent guide. What a collection of original Chippendale furniture, art masterpieces, original carpets, and antiques - all within Palladian architecture that has not been spoilt since its Georgian origins. I have visited stately homes all over... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I visited with a friend en route to a Spa break locally. We stopped off for lunch in the coffee shop. Although we didn't have time that day to Explore the vast gardens. we will return to do this in the Spring. Extremely busy on the day with lots of walkers as well as tourists. A beautiful place and worth... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
184 attraction reviews
503 helpful votes 503 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We recently had an overnight stay at Dumfries House Lodge to watch the Annual Fireworks Display and to see the progress made on the Estate in the past 18 months. It didn’t include a visit to the House itself on this occasion which we have previously toured. Worth bearing in mind at this time of year is that the House... More 

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We attended the annual fireworks display at Dumfries House on the evening of 8th November. The organisers laid on shuttle buses leaving from Auchinleck Academy and Cumnock Academy taking the very many visitors to the event. Due to the heavy rain on the evening we decided to 'cut it neat' to avoid hanging around getting too wet before the start... More 

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North Yorkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

From the welcoming video to the end of the tour this was a truly memorable feat of restoration. It has to be a "must see" for anyone visiting Scotland. The furniture is quite superb as are the paintings and carpets. Outside there is the new Queen Elizabeth Garden to drool over and any number of scenic walks through the woods... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visited here on Sunday 26th October whilst staying at the lodge.The tour starts with a welcome video by HRH Prince Charles( who as other reviewers have noted) has had a big part in saving this house and its contents.The tour guide was very knowledgeable and unlike other reviews ive read here didnt seem in the least bit anti English.He knew... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I go here often with children, we have not been in the house, we have explored the woodland walks, wonderful trees, and superb bridges, over streams and river beautifully crafted wooden ones, re furbished Adam bridge leading to newly planted area, pond with lily pads, eventually leading to walled gardens, lovely water feature. It also has a small nice tearoom,... More 

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Painswick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What a pleasure it was to be taken round a house in such a wonderful condition and to see the care that has been taken everywhere we were taken, the incredible Chippendale furniture and original Axminster carpets. The delight of walking through rooms that were not tired or containing battered and abused furniture is something worth experiencing unlike so many... More 

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