House Of Dun And Garden

Historic Buildings & Homes

Montrose, Montrose, Angus, DD10 9LQ

    This handsome Georgian house boasts stunning interiors and outside, visitors can explore the garden and woodland walk.

    House of Dun is a Georgian building overlooking the Montrose Basin, designed and built by William Adam in 1730 for David Erskine, Lord Dun.

    Admire superb contemporary plasterwork by Joseph Enzer. Lady Augusta Kennedy-Erskine was the daughter of William IV and Mrs Jordan, and the house contains royal mementos of that period and many examples of Lady Augustas woolwork and embroidery. Family collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain and also be found here.

    The small walled garden has been largely restored to a late Victorian period and includes a range of plants typical of the 1880s. A wooded den, first planted in the 19th century, contains a plum-pudding rock garden, a selection of evergreen shrubs and woodland plants.

    The National Trust for Scotland owns much of the western half of the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve, which is farmed in an environmentally sensitive manner. It is internationally important for its wildfowl and geese, and offers interpretation, waymarked paths and observation hides.

    4 Historic House
    Assisted wheelchair access Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    31 Mar 2015 - 29 Nov 2015

    Garden and Estate:
    all year, daily 9 until dusk.
    House & Tearoom:
    30 Mar – 30 Jun, Mon - Wed & Sat, Sun, 12.00 – 17.00
    1 Jul – 31 Aug, Sat - Wed, 11.30 – 17.00
    Last tour 16.00
    1–30 Sep, Mon-Wed & Sat, Sun 12.00 - 17.00
    1 Oct – 29 Nov, Sat & Sun, 12.00 – 14.30
    Last tour 14.30
    Guided tours only apart from ‘FreeFlow’ Sundays in Jul/Aug and last Sunday of month in Apr-Jun and Sep.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Luxury Venue
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Montrose Railway Station take A935 towards Brechin. House of Dun is after 3 miles on right.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Aberdeen Airport take the A90 south and turn off at Brechin for Montrose on A935, House of Dun is 8 miles from Brechin on left.

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