Perfect Georgian country house with amazing architecture and hidden gems
Explore this elegant Georgian country house set amongst glorious gardens and woodland.
Admire the extravagant plasterwork in the saloon.
Find the clockwork roasting spit in the kitchen – this labour-saving device was at the forefront of technology.
Enjoy the woodland walks and look out for otters, roe deer and red squirrels along the way.
Venture down to Montrose Basin Nature Reserve in autumn and winter to see the amazing spectacle of thousands of geese and ducks.
Designed with Georgian pride and baroque extravagance by renowned architect William Adam, House of Dun is every bit the perfect 18th-century laird’s home.
It took 13 years to complete and the precision shows in the fine details. Joseph Enzer’s plasterwork in the saloon is masterful – classical tableaux and family emblems rise thickly from the walls and ceilings with filigree flourishes. Throughout the house, hand-stitched woolwork and embroideries by Lady Augusta FitzClarence, daughter of William IV and actress Dorothy Jordan are equally impressive.
Finally, step into the wildlife-rich outdoors, where beautiful formal gardens are surrounded by acres of Montrose woodland.
Guided tours of the house run every 45 minutes and last around 1 hour 15 minutes. On the last Sunday of the month April to September, we open the house to ‘freeflow’, where you can see round the house at your leisure.
Baby back carriers and pushchairs are not allowed in the house. Baby changing facilities and storage for pushchairs is available.
Enjoy a light lunch or some delicious home baking in our tearoom. There is also a family picnic area and adventure playground.
Dogs are welcome on the estate but please keep them on a lead.
Parking is located a 3 minute walk from the main house.
Group visits are welcome by appointment. For an additional fee of £10 per person, our head gardener will take your group of 10-15 on a tour of the grounds at Dun and answer any gardening questions.
Coach parking is available.
School groups are welcome by arrangement. Outwith published opening times there will be a small charge of £2 per pupil.
There are five disabled parking spaces at the entrance to the café and visitor reception. There is also a disabled space in the main car park. All carers accompanying disabled visitors are given free entry to the house.
A wheelchair is available for use in the tearoom.
The basement of the house, excluding the kitchen, is accessible. The ground floor is reached via a stair lift. The first floor is not wheelchair-accessible.
The gardens are suitable for wheelchairs. The wider estate has several paths which are wheelchair accessible and there is level access by farm track to Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, with a grass path to the bird hide (1.25 miles).
There are disabled toilets in the courtyard.
Braille and large-print information sheets are available.