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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 amongst 368 hectares of splendid Victorian gardens and woodlands, this elegant home has a truly spectacular setting. It now hosts the NTS Hutchison and Stirling collections, some of the finest paintings and furniture in the Trust’s ownership.

You’ll be enchanted by the model theatre display with its scaled-down stage and cast of miniature costumed characters; thrilled by the glorious, rolling views of the Montrose Basin; and chilled by the many ghost stories associated with this most atmospheric of country houses.

Visit the courtyard buildings, where you will find a gamekeeper’s shed, a gardeners’ bothy and a rat-proof game parlour.

The house sits in its own formal gardens with parkland and woodland beyond. You can explore and enjoy the Victorian walled garden and wooded den, before venturing further afield to the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve.
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Opening times

Garden and Estate: all year, daily 9 until dusk.

House: 02 Apr to 29 Jun, Wed-Sun, 12-5; 1 Jul to 31 Aug, daily 11-5; 1 Sep to 26 Oct, Wed-Sun 12-5.

Due to unforeseen delays in the refurbishment of our cafe. The House of Dun does not currently have catering or refreshment facilities. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience

Guided tours only; tours last approx 1 1/4 hours starting from the NTS shop in the courtyard.

First tour starts 11.10 (high season), 12.15 (low season). On Sundays during July and August (and every last Sunday April-June and September-October) is 'freeflow'. Last tour 4pm

Tel. 0844 493 2144

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