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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

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to the grounds – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.


Drone flying is not permitted at this property without prior permission and approval. Commercial operators should contact the Trust’s Filming Manager at filming@nts.org.uk.

For information about planning your visit, please see the drop-down facilities below or our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: HouseofDun@nts.org.uk or telephone 01674 810264.


Outdoor theatre this summer

Mr Stink

Friday 9 July, 6.30pm

Join us for another wonderful Heartbreak Productions performance, this time of Mr Stink by David Walliams!

Book your ticket now

Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday 14 July, 6pm

Made with children in mind, and with interactive elements all the family can enjoy, this madcap adventure features all the characters you know and love, and boasts original music, dance and custom-made costumes.

Book your ticket now

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

There are five disabled parking spaces at the entrance to the café and visitor reception. There’s also a disabled space in the main car park. All carers accompanying disabled visitors are given free entry to the house.

  • The gardens are suitable for buggies.
  • The wider estate has several paths which are 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).

Dogs are very welcome on the estate and in the café. Dog bowls and biscuits are available at the café and in the courtyard. There are some areas where dogs need to be kept on a lead (signposted).

Parking is located 3 minutes’ walk from the main house.

Parking is free for members of the National Trust for Scotland. Pay & Display charges apply otherwise.

There are picnic areas in the courtyard and the grounds.

There’s a play park in the grounds.

Self-guided trail

Various walks can be enjoyed within the grounds and of course at Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, which is part of the wider estate. Look out for red squirrels, otters, badgers, buzzards, roe deer and, if you’re lucky, maybe ospreys.

  • 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).

Opening times

House, shop and tearoom

Please note that entry to the house is by hourly guided tour only. The house is open by appointment at any time for groups of 12 or more.

Current period1 Jan–30 Jun, closed 1 Jul–31 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.30 (last entry 16.00) 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Garden

1 Jan 2021–28 Feb, closed Current period1 Mar–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Estate

Current period1 Dec–31 Mar 2022, daily, dawn–dusk

Entry prices

House
Adult
£13.50
Family
£31.00
One adult family
£25.50
Concession
£11.00
Young Scot
£1.00
Garden & Estate
Adult
Free
Family
Free
One adult family
Free
Concession
Free
Child
Free

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