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Built for David Erskine, 13th Laird of Dun, and designed in the Palladian style by renowned architect William Adam, House of Dun is the perfect example of a Georgian mansion house.

Work began in 1730. Taking 13 years to complete, the attention to detail and style can be seen in the smallest features. The breathtaking plasterwork by Joseph Enzer dominates the main Saloon of the house. Depicting both classical scenes and family emblems, it magnified the importance of the Erskine family for guests to admire.

Throughout the house, the fine family furnishings are enhanced by the masterful embroidery and woolwork of Lady Augusta Fitzclarence, daughter of William IV and the actress Dorothy Jordan. Enjoy some of their fascinating family stories brought to life by our costumed guides.

Downstairs, you can experience the sounds and smells of a Georgian kitchen and see how the house was at the forefront of technology, with its labour-saving clockwork spit. Isabella the cook will welcome you inside and share some stories from the household staff.