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“No expense being spared at Dumfries House”
Review of Dumfries House

Dumfries House
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“No expense being spared at Dumfries House”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We pre-booked our tour of Dumfries House and we were shown around in what felt like a very select party of 12 people only,presumably the limit for these tours. It quickly became apparent that the refurbishment is still a work in progress, but the majority has been done, and at apparently no expense spared! Meticulous care has been applied in bringing the house back to its original standard as designed by Adam, and the Chippendale furniture collection is probably unsurpassed anywhere.
The house itself deserves 5 stars but I have docked one star because the rest of the estate is not yet complete (e.g. The walled garden). When all is complete, the whole estate will be a magnificent attraction well worth a 5 star rating!

Visited July 2013
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

First visit to Dumfries House. A must for anyone interested in antiques, furniture, history.
Very good tearoom. Lovely walks.

Visited August 2013
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Interesting house ,well worth a look”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Great Adam property started before grand tour. Good selection of Chippendale furniture. Tour seems a little scripted and concentrated to much on furniture for my liking, but guide was very good and well informed. Walled garden not yet open as still a work in progress.

Visited July 2013
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Sutton Courtenay, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic guide”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

A really interesting visit to a lovely house. The house itself has been restored to a very high quality without altering the original features. Our tour guide was one of the best we have ever had at any historic house, very friendly and knowledgeable. It must have been good as our 25 year old son left saying how much he had enjoyed the visit!

Visited July 2013
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Scotland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“well worth a visit as not very far from hotel at all.”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very interesting and well worth a visit The history of the house and its restoration which is in progress .. Seeing the changes take place from one visit to another. A great cafe with scummy cakes and walking in the grounds.....

Visited July 2013
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