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Dumfries House

Dumfries House Dumfries House Estate | Auchinleck, New Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
+44 1290 425959
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Unpleasant experience

It was a choice between Boswell's Coach House cafe or Dumfries House cafe. Wrong choice! The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
agnesb020
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
A great day out for a family

We visited Dumfries House with our young grandchildren and family. The grounds are extensive, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
932HelenC
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“walled garden” (130 reviews)
“grand tour” (77 reviews)
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Dumfries House Dumfries House Estate | Auchinleck, New Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
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+44 1290 425959
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"walled garden"
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"grand tour"
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"chippendale furniture"
in 72 reviews
"prince charles"
in 99 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 60 reviews
"guided tour"
in 33 reviews
"young people"
in 12 reviews
"local community"
in 10 reviews
"extensive grounds"
in 10 reviews
"sandwiches"
in 13 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 18 reviews
"children's play area"
in 10 reviews
"first class"
in 16 reviews
"stately home"
in 13 reviews
"cake"
in 7 reviews
"chinese bridge"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a choice between Boswell's Coach House cafe or Dumfries House cafe. Wrong choice! The place had the aroma of a school canteen, lighting was dim and depressing particularly in the Stables area. The hot food looked awful and extremely unappetising. I ordered a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Dumfries House with our young grandchildren and family. The grounds are extensive, and if not visiting the house for a tour, everything is free, even the parking. There is so much there for children with attractive walks, adventure playgrounds, and an engineering section...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a detour to visit, pleased we booked the tour a few weeks in advance, as it was fully booked. We arrived in good time to visit the gardens, and had coffee etc before the tour at 1.30. This was excellent, very well explained, and...More

Thank Liz H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to come here with the amazing weather. We arrived and decided to feed ourselves first. Lunch was fairly decent albeit a bit on the expensive side. Walked around the gardens. Over the Adams Bridge and found the Chinese Bridge. Went to the walled garden...More

Thank Monkey168
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I attended a friend's wedding and reception last Saturday 19 May 2018. What a lovely old mansion house in a spectacular setting! Wedding room and function accommodation in main house was superb and we were even given a tour of the property...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a bus trip from Glasgow, brilliant day; gardens are amazing, lunch too, staff are so friendly and helpful, could have stayed for few hours more, but unfortunately had to go back on the bus, but will definitely be going back at some point,...More

Thank Jan H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a sunny monday, spent almost the whole day there, it was good to see so many families with young children making use of the free parkland and gardens.It was also very nice to see the work of the apprentices all over the...More

Thank 540ednag
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had always wanted to visit this place, ever since it featured on an episode of the Antiques Roadshow a while ago. It is an amazing place, to think that all that wonderful Chippendale furniture was very nearly auctioned, until the Prince of Wales stepped...More

Thank aissiegirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After its restoration with the Help of Prince Charles the house tour with the well informed Guides is a must visit. We have now visited the Gardens (free as is the car park) several times and great for kids and dogs. There is also a...More

1  Thank neepdocker
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of friends for afternoon tea in the walled garden. Everything was beautiful, the tea, the surroundings and the staff. Has to be recommended.

Thank nette63
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tavernaagape32
May 29, 2018|
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Response from amclaren213 | Reviewed this property |
I don't like salt LOO salt THe management should taste it before giving it to the public
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Ayrshirelass53
May 9, 2018|
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Response from skypilot60 | Reviewed this property |
Not my house, I was only a visitor who did a brief review, you would need to contact house
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