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Dundee & Angus

House of Dun & Montrose Basin Nature Reserve

William Adam’s Georgian house places baroque extravagance in a spectacular natural setting
Exterior of House of Dun from the front of the house
  • Explore this elegant Georgian country house set amid glorious gardens and woodland.

  • Admire the extravagant plasterwork in the saloon.

  • Find the clockwork roasting spit in the kitchen – this labour-saving device was once at the forefront of technology.

  • Enjoy the woodland walks and look out for otters, roe deer and red squirrels along the way.

  • Try out the excellent homemade food in our renowned café.

Today’s Opening Hours

House, shop and tearoom
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Entry prices

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About this place

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.

Downstairs in the kitchen see how the house was at the forefront of technology, with a labour-saving clockwork spit to make work easier for the cook and her staff. Finally, step into the wildlife-rich outdoors, where beautiful formal gardens are surrounded by acres of Montrose woodland.

We have exciting plans for Dun to become the new home for the Angus Folk Collection, where it’ll be displayed throughout the refurbished courtyard and buildings. Learn about the stories and history of the people who lived in the county where Scotland found its independence.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Silver
  • We're good to go