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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.


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.

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 2020–1 Apr 2021, closed
Garden

20 Mar–5 Jul, closed Current period6 Jul–31 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00
Estate

20 Mar–5 Jul, closed Current period6 Jul–31 Dec, daily, dawn–dusk

Entry prices

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

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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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