House of Dun

House of Dun, Montrose


A beautiful Georgian house, overlooking Montrose Basin, with later Victorian influences both structurally and decorative. The house is situated within the Dun Estate which has been in the possession of the Erskine family since 1375.

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.

Finally, step into the wildlife-rich outdoors, where beautiful formal gardens are surrounded by acres of Montrose woodland.

Erskine’s café is situated in the picturesque courtyard of the National Trust for Scotland’s House of Dun. Using fresh local produce the café produces a wholesome selection of lunch options and a variety of cakes and coffees to satisfy visitors appetites.

Stay at House of Dun – Step into the life of an 18th century coachman in one of two historic apartments, North Stables and South Stables, set in House of Dun’s original stable block. Built to accommodate the grooms who would have kept the Laird’s horses in shining condition, the apartments are stylishly furnished and lie off a picturesque sandstone courtyard. Both apartments sleep four people in two twin rooms.

Opening Times
April to September, Sat-Wed (Tours only 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15)
Last Sun of each month – open guiding (no tours).
September to first weekend in December – Sat/Sun reduced tour hours.

Entry Fee
Adult £11
Family £27
Single Parent Family £22
Concession £9.50

National Trust for Scotland Members- Free

National Trust Scotland member


ParkingAccessible parking drop-offGuide dogs welcomeAccessible toiletsBaby Changing

House of Dun


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