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Dundee & Angus

House of Dun, Garden & Estate

Getting here

House of Dun is off the A935, 4 miles west of Montrose and 6 miles east of Brechin.
Address House of Dun Montrose DD10 9LQ

From the north or south take the turn-off for Brechin (from the south ignore Dun turn-off signage). In Brechin either follow the brown tourist signs or signs for Montrose. House of Dun will be found on the left, 6 miles from Brechin (ignore the sat nav as this takes you to the back gate).

From Montrose, follow the brown tourist signs or signs for Brechin.

Contact information

Telephone: 01674 810264

Get directions

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Opening times

House, shop and café

Entry to the house is by guided tour only at the following times: 10.45, 11.30, 12.15, 13.00, 13.45, 14.30 and 15.15. We recommend booking in advance. Please note we are closed on Mon 13 September.

1 Jan–1 Jul, closed 2 Jul–4 Aug, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.30 5 Aug–5 Sep, daily, 10.30–16.30 Current period6 Sep–31 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.30 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Garden

1 Jan–28 Feb, closed Current period1 Mar–31 Oct, daily, dawn–dusk 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Estate

Current period1 Jan–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

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to House of Dun – 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.


Please note that entry to the house is by guided tour only, running every 45 mins. Please phone 01674 810264 and book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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.

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.

There are accessible toilets in the Courtyard.

Baby changing

Braille information sheets are available.

  • 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).

Enjoy a light lunch or snack in our Erskine’s or Violet’s café.

There are quizzes for children in the house.

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).

The house is open by appointment at any time for groups of 12 or more.

Highchair

Large-print information sheets are available.

The car park 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 in the grounds.

There’s a play park in the grounds.

Self-guided trail

Our shop is set in the original stables and offers a wide range of gifts as well as bespoke House of Dun souvenirs.

Toilet

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 café.
  • 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. There is level access by farm track to Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, with a grass path to the bird hide (1.25 miles).