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House of Dun

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This beautiful Georgian house was built in the 18th century for David Erskine, a judge of the Scottish Court of Session. House of Dun is just 3 miles from Montrose and its picturesque unspoilt beaches and around 45 minutes’ drive from Aberdeen. Set...more
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Montrose DD10 9LQ, Scotland
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All reviews national trust guided tour well worth a visit family history lady augusta formal gardens woodland walk grounds are beautiful upstairs downstairs walled garden craft shop tea room family members scones cake great visit nice walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walks round the house are really nice and well sign posted, with great views towards the countryside and the town. The Lady Augustas walk is worth doing at any times of the year, and even now it is possible to see early signs of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely house and gardens nice walks even for small children but the prices in the cafe are very expensive especially if you have breakfast type filled rolls.👍up for the house and walks👎For the cafe although the staff were very nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RIC99
Reviewed November 10, 2018

My partner and I visited the House of Dun for the first time this afternoon. November isn’t the best month to visit the garden and grounds, so we will save those for another visit. The cafe, Erskine’s, did an excellent soup-and-sandwich. Our guide, Karen, was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We did an Easter egg hunt with the children and found it to be a great place to explore and the kids loved running around and playing at the park.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jonrobertson
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Being a local I didn’t even know what a hidden gem the House of Dun was. Only planned on being there a couple hours and ended up there the whole day!!! Stunning setting, fantastic tour (even if you have wee ones), excellent cafe and friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Megan h
Reviewed October 9, 2018

My wife and I stumbled across this “little gem” just outside Montrose. Visits to the house are only with a guide. Our guide Lynda was excellent,enthusiastic,knowledgeable and obviously loved her job. This William Adam(son of Robert)house has been restored almost to its very best with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this lovely old house. Restored to high standard by NTS-very interesting family history & tour guide-Louise-very knowledgeable about this. Lovely grounds and gardens but unfortunately didn’t have time to explore these this time. If in the area definitely recommend a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Haze52
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Great visit. House is beautiful. Tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. Delicious coffee and lunch in the cafe. Well worth doing the Den of Dun walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 649christinej
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is a fabulous country residence built in typical Adam style. The interior is in great condition and the gardens beautiful. You can only go in by a guided tour which happens every 45 minutes but well worth it. We were lucky to be in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ADxexpat
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Stopped for morning coffee. Pleasant premises, good coffee and lovely lemon drizzle cake. Menu board showed good selection of dishes. Service on the slow side but well worth the wait. Items in gift shop varied in price from reasonable to expensive. Good selection of jewellery,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 2, 2017|
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Response from ntsjohn M | Property representative |
Hi The gardens are free to visit and car parking is free if you area member, if not £2 fee applies for the days parking
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House Of Dun (2 Replies)
Having lived in the area for about the first 20 years of my life I had never got round to visiting this National Trust Of Scotland stately home but on a visit to my parents this week I took time out to pay it a visit and was so glad I did. It is a wonderful place and an absolute credit to Scottish tourism. The house itself is beautiful, as are the grounds but if you visit take in the old linen weaving looms that are still working and providing some great designs. There are a couple of shops...More
July 02, 2008|
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Have always wondered if it was a good 'tourist site' thanks for your input - shall in future point people towards the house of dun additionally to montrose basin and loch of kinnordy.