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Dunans Castle

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What a great glamping experience

We had the best time in glamping retreat. It was incredible to be in nature surrounded by the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael H
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Burbank, California
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A really interesting tour

We visited our square foot of land at Dunans (selling plots and "lairdships" is how the owners are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Coral008
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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*BOOKING ESSENTIAL* A tour set in the grounds of Dunans Castle. A-listed bridge, B-listed castle and a fantastic restoration project set in wonderful policies. Booking is necessary so that we continue to comply with our public liability insurance...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the best time in glamping retreat. It was incredible to be in nature surrounded by the steam with a fire going on the pit. The bed was comfortable and the provided food fixings were excellent and made for some excellent meals. We also...More

1  Thank Michael H
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

So pleased you had such a great time and thank you for adding your pictures - especially of the retreat. It was a pleasure hosting you both, and we hope you come back soon! Many thanks, C

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited our square foot of land at Dunans (selling plots and "lairdships" is how the owners are raising funds to restore the castle) and had prebooked a tour. Gordon, our knowledgeable guide, turned out for us in the pouring rain and gave us an...More

Thank Coral008
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So many thanks for this great review. Gordon will be delighted to know when I tell him!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Dunans on a drizzly day. But the rain could not damper our spirits. A friend had bought us "land" at the castle for Christmas and it was fun seeing "our castle and grounds" in person. The bridge leading into the castle was beautiful....More

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CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your review Kelly - Gordon will be most pleased with your comments!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not say enough about this place. We celebrated our 25th anniversary there and it was well beyond what I imagined. We stayed in a cabin located on the grounds but they also have glamping tents. I highly recommend staying for the night. We...More

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CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We very much enjoyed having you stay at Dunans and so pleased we gave you such a memorable time!

Reviewed August 18, 2018

My friends bought me my plot of land at Dunans for my 60th birthday....it’s taken me four and a half years to visit..... I’m so pleased I made it in the end! Many thanks to Anne who helped with my booking for the tour and...More

3  Thank KathrynT
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear Kathryn, So many thanks for such a positive and detailed review. I will ensure both Anne and Gordon know how much their efforts are appreciated! Kind regards, Charles

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I got a piece of land at Dunan’s as a present few years ago and now it was time to go and see, what they are doing there. We were a large group and Charles handled us well, even though there were also small kids...More

3  Thank Matias V
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Many thanks Matias - loved showing you all around!

Reviewed July 26, 2018

I bought a title for my girlfriend for her birthday! The gift arrived very quickly! It had all the relevant information, and told you about how they were restoring the castle, as well a card with my girlfriends new title and a particularly bad photo...More

3  Thank joeldaff
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Ah, Joel, thanks so much for the kind review, we really appreciate it!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

The tour it's was very interesting for me and my girlfriend. Learnt a lot about what happened, not only at the castle itself but a lot about the Scottish heritage. The picnic: Supplied with the most beautiful surroundings, the picnic was the perfect place to...More

2  Thank James D
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thanks James, it was a pleasure. We were honoured and delighted to host your proposal!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

I bought a square foot for my Mum a couple of years ago and she was overjoyed at being titled as a Lady. We finally got to visit Dunans together today and stand on her little area of land. It was such a special experience...More

2  Thank Hana C
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hana, thank you so much for your detailed review - much appreciated!

Reviewed May 18, 2018

Arrived at the entrance to Dunans castle with the gate wide open (there was a closed sign on the side saying "appointment only" so parked outside the grounds and walked down to the bridge to see if anyone was there. Happily saw a group of...More

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CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Dear Mike, Many thanks for your review and I am very sorry you didn't have the experience you expected. Firstly, it is very important that folks who want to visit Dunans are booked. This ensures we comply with the terms of our insurance for having...More

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alikskitchen
October 4, 2018|
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Response from CharlesDS | Property representative |
Hi there, Ah, this sounds like you have purchased a Gift Republic title - it comes in a metal box with a registration card? This being so, you'll be receiving the package from them very shortly. If not please email us via... More
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Saw this on Groupon but found this on Wikipedia. Question:So does this mean you really cant use the title and really can't own the land as you must own land for title? Wikopedia:The current owners operate a scheme where individuals can be given or can purchase "Laird or Lady packages" which purport to entitle them to "own" a square foot of land in the grounds of Dunans Castle in Scotland and use the decorative title "Laird". Some of the packages include headed note paper and email addresses calling them a laird or lady of Dunans. The profits, from the sale of these packages, are used to restore this private property. Though several websites, and internet vendors on websites like eBay, sell these and other Scottish Lairdships along with small plots of land, the Court of the Lord Lyon considers these particular titles to be meaningless[20][21] because it is impossible to have numerous "Lairds" of a single Estate at the same time. Additionally the Scottish Land Register does not recognise individual ownerships of such small plots
July 5, 2018|
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Response from elvis81 | Reviewed this property |
You get your own foot square land but knowing that the money you have spent and seeing the the hard work that Charles and his team are doing to restore the castle makes it worth while and his knowledge about the history and... More
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Lamenta_Dark
May 20, 2017|
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Response from CharlesDS | Property representative |
Hi there! Every Laird or Lady is entitled to bring a partner for free - please book at the Scottish Laird website under 'bookings'. Many thanks, Charles
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