Overtoun House

Overtoun House, Dumbarton: Hours, Address, Overtoun House Reviews: 4/5

Overtoun House
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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David M
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia17 contributions
Very spiritual for me
Jul 2020
I was born in Overtoun House in 1957. I have always had a soft sport for this building and the grounds. The original owners wife didnt much like the house when it was finished and spent most of her time in the lodge house which lies in the property elsewhere. He was very much a christian man which is evident when you look at the buildings exterior which has ornate lettering displayed on the outside portraying christian values, He was also very generous and donated his house for the use of the community as long as it was used in good christian fashion. So it was it became a hospital for a number of years and later on several christian organisations used it a a spiritual retreat. When I visited "Youth with a mission" were using it and sadly at that time there was a leaking roof which was running into the entrance staining the original tiles which were ornate. I did inform the council who look after listed buildings and the building has to my delight been upgraded and looks absolutely fantastic. The cafe in the building isnt always open but when it is you can sit in the angel room which was were I was born and enjoy what is a very opulent afternoon. This building has been featured in a few televised programs and the grounds are spectacular. The bridge is featured in a documentary mentioning the dogs that leap over to their death but I can assure you there is a feeling of beauty and tranquility about this place. Its straight out of time and has to be on everyone's to do list.
Written December 27, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Beautiful House and Country Park
Oct 2020
Beautiful 19th-century country house designed in the Scottish Baronial Revival style. The estate includes paths and trails, one of which goes all the way into Dumbarton. Another one of the trails takes you down towards the river and underneath the bridge for pretty views of the house and bridge.
Written October 14, 2020
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Chuck
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
Birthday tea
Oct 2020 • Family
Given the Covid restrictions we ended up here for my Mums 81st birthday. The staff in the tearoom were friendly & attentive. When they realised it was my Mums birthday there was no charge for her cake at the end of the lunch. Small macaroni & chips was lovely and very reasonably priced. We’ll be back. Thanks for making my mums day special in this weird year!
Written October 10, 2020
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Richard Pearson
Paisley, UK13 contributions
The Hidden Gem That Is Overtoun
Sep 2020 • Couples
First ever visit to Overtoun House was just perfect.
Beautiful house, great cafe with lovely food served up by very professional and friendly staff and walking trails that are some of the best in Scotland.
Just Scotland at it's best.
Written September 20, 2020
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Anchrist
Glasgow, UK87 contributions
Well worth a visit
Apr 2020
Although the house is closed at present there are many nice walks around the estate. When open the cafe is great value for coffee and snacks.
Written May 4, 2020
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Brandon F
Murrieta, CA56 contributions
Came for the Bridge
Apr 2019
To be completely open, we actually came to see the bridge. The bridge is known for a weird phenomena that drives canines crazy and has them leap to their death. It is thought that it is haunted or it could simply be the mink smell. The House itself is very nice. From what we understand, they serve a nice tea.
Written March 2, 2020
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Sherpa610179
Dumbarton, UK29 contributions
Amazing wee retreat for Afternoon Tea.
Jun 2019
Fantastic wee getaway.Don't miss out.Give it a try,you will be pleasantly surprised. perfect in any weather,
Written October 25, 2019
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shieldslad
Leyland, UK112 contributions
Glad to see the place being used.
Aug 2019
Despite having been a regular visitor to Dumbarton for th elast 50 years, I'd never been to Overtoun House before, despite my wife and her family telling me about it. We went there for a snack, and a general 'catch up' with one of my wife's childhood friends. It was a shame that it was a driech day, so were unable to enjoy a walk in the grounds, but the house itself was a revelateion with the classically inspired painted ceilings and columns. The food and drink were very good - and very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.
Written September 4, 2019
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288HandA
Glasgow, UK101 contributions
Favourite walk
Aug 2019 • Couples
As we live in DUMBARTON and my husband was born in Overton House when it was used as a maternity hospital after WW2 this is a favourite place for us to enjoy and explore. The walks in the areas around the House are wonderful and when the tea room is opened a lovely cuppa with some lovely cakes etc is very much enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Unfortunately the House itself is no longer accessible to the general public but an idea of what it was like can be found in the tearoom area. Would thoroughly recommend for a visit if in the area.
Written August 25, 2019
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Gareth C
Dumbarton, UK107 contributions
Beautiful views
Jul 2019 • Couples
Had a lovely afternoon walking around the grounds and into the hills around Overton house. Relaxing and well worth a visit.
Written August 7, 2019
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  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM