The House of Dun at the end of an avenue of trees
Dundee & Angus

House of Dun, Garden & Estate

About this place

William Adam’s Georgian house places baroque extravagance in a spectacular natural setting.

  • Explore this elegant Georgian country house as our costumed guides lead you through its history.
  • Admire the spectacular plasterwork in the saloon – don’t miss the hidden Jacobite symbolism.
  • Discover a new, interactive visitor experience in our courtyard, now home to the Angus Folk Collection.
  • Wander through the glorious formal gardens, and look out for red squirrels as you enjoy the woodland walks.

With stunning vistas overlooking Montrose Basin and set amid glorious gardens and woodland, House of Dun is every inch the perfect 18th-century laird’s home – and a fantastic day out for all the family. Built in 1743 to replace the medieval tower house that had been home to the Erskine family since 1375, the house is filled with treasures that tell the stories of the people who lived here.

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Today's Opening Hours

guided tours (first tour 10.45; last tour 14.45)
Shop, café, Angus Folk Museum and formal gardens
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Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £5.20 / month

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Accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction award
  • The Green Tourism Business Scheme badge for a silver award. The text is displayed in a green oval with a picture of a thistle at the top.

Did you know?

House of Dun has a bath shaped like a boot, complete with a funnel to allow more hot water to be added.

Stay for longer

Make the most of the estate by booking a holiday in one of our cottages in the former stables.

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Venue hire

House of Dun is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

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Property guidebook

Delve into the story of House of Dun with our property guide. Purchase ahead of your next visit or as a souvenir.

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