House of Dun

House of Dun, Montrose: Hours, Address, House of Dun Reviews: 4.5/5

House of Dun
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:15 AM
About
The House of Dun is more than just a historic house, the Dun Estate boasts some wonderful walks, lively nature and fantastic views over the Montrose Basin. The Estate has amassed some fascinating features from over the years including an icehouse, the family mausoleum, the ruins of Dun Castle, a Neolithic monument and two walled gardens. During a tour of the house you will find out what life was like for the people living there, both above and below the stairs. One of the keynote features of the property is the astounding plasterwork in the salon. The plasterwork is a real statement by the family, and is teaming with detail and symbolism. With most of the collection on display being original to the house, you can be guaranteed an authentic view of how the people of the house lived. The property also has an excellent cafe and a separate gift shop. The cafe serves cakes and meals that will be suitable for almost anyone’s dietary needs.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Ken S
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Lovely house and grounds. Good tea room and museum. Loads of walks around the grounds. Good value.
Aug 2021
Definitely worth a trip. Lovely grounds and views. Montrose, nearby is a very interesting town and working port. Great beaches too.
Written August 5, 2021
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dossy1
Edinburgh, UK152 contributions
A good overall experience
Jul 2021
cafe plus a separate takeaway also on site. Plenty to see within the house on the guided tour. Allow a couple of hours to see around the house and to visit the small exhibitions around the courtyard.
Written August 2, 2021
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kenmlove
York, UK259 contributions
FANTASTIC
Jul 2021 • Couples
Came today with my husband enroute to a little break in Aberdeen. The 1pm tour was full but the lovely lady in the shop/booking office took our number and said she would call if they had any cancellations. 10 mins later she called and we were able to join. She was so friendly and explained in detail how the tour worked. She even took us outside and showed us where to go.

The tour was fantastic and we had 3 incredible guides, all in costumes and all in character for the whole tour. Each of them where incredibly knowledgeable and the man was also very funny. They were also very kind to an older deaf lady and her daughter and showed real class and customer service skills.

The house is lovely as are the gardens. Really enjoyed hearing all about the history and the murderous uncle.

Keep up the great work and thank you for making us feel so so welcome.

Ken & Nick
Written July 29, 2021
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Pathfinder770449
2 contributions
Stunning views beautiful gardens fantastic staff
Jul 2021 • Friends
Visited just a week after reopening. Rejoined national trust at the shop, lady was so lovely quick and easily done. Gardens and view just stunning. Asked about some ancestry and was given so much help, above and beyond. Such a lovely place to visit and staff are just so welcoming and helpful. Well worth a visit.
Written July 26, 2021
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Philip H
Chester-le-Street, UK544 contributions
Fantastic House Tour
Jul 2021
This place is a great day out. We booked in for the tour of the house, and it was awesome. The costumed guides take you round as if you are applying for a job as an 18th century worker in the house. It was great fun and very informative. The gardens are outstanding. We ate in the Erskine cafe, one of two. Superb soup, sandwiches and scones (we had all three!). There are great walks in the grounds. I just wish we lived closer to this place as we would definitely visit again.
Written July 22, 2021
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A C
4 contributions
Visit to the House of Dun as part of a cycle around Montrose Basin
Jul 2021 • Couples
Visit to House of Dun as part of a cycle around Montrose Basin starting and finishing at Montrose (South Links campsite). Excellent short tour around the house by various Guides in period costume. Interesting and informative. Thanks
Written July 17, 2021
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bdon257
Morpeth, UK4,888 contributions
Super Adam designed house.
Jun 2021 • Couples
We visited The House of Dun for the first time and enjoyed a guided tour of the house by three members of staff in period costume. The tour was interesting, informative and humorous the staff were knowledgeable and pleasant throughout. The house benefits from still possessing around 80% of its original furniture and artefacts. It is a lovely property and is certainly worth a visit.
Written July 8, 2021
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Jade H
2 contributions
Fantastic day out
Jul 2021 • Family
Staff where lovely. Tour was fantastic. Grounds are stunning. Perfect for whole family. I have been telling all my friends and family to come and have a look what use have done with the place!
Written July 6, 2021
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Deb T
Saint Teath, UK16 contributions
Fun and informative
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful visit to this lovely house, the gardens are beautiful and the outlook is stunning. The crowning glory was our ‘extra’ tour of the house, conducted with professionalism and an excellent knowledge of the house, family and history. Our guide, who we think was called Lori was full of humour and anecdotes and able to answer all our questions. She is a real credit to the Trust and to The House of Dun. Thank you.
Written July 4, 2021
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DJM1945
Montrose, UK1,757 contributions
Despite the lock down the garden and walks are very good.
Jul 2020
Despite the lock down which means the house and coffee shop are closed a visit to this property is still worth it. The walled garden is really good as is the garden area. another highlight is Lady Augusta’s walk.
Written July 18, 2020
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House of Dun is open:
  • Mon - Mon 12:00 AM - 12:15 AM