Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Designed with Georgian pride and baroque extravagance, House of Dun is every bit the perfect 18th-century laird’s home. Inside, admire the masterful plasterwork, period furniture, embroideries and paintings. Outside, enjoy the meandering woodland walks and re-created Victorian walled garden.
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*New for 2021* Now home to the Angus Folk Collection, the courtyard buildings at House of Dun have been transformed into an exciting new visitor experience, celebrating the people of Angus and bringing their stories to life. Discover the fascinating history of rural life in the region and explore the important role played by the horse and the plough, as well as learn how vital the agricultural industry is to Scotland.
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.
Guided tours of the house run every 45 minutes and last around 1 hour 15 minutes. On the last Sunday of the month April to September, we open the house to ‘freeflow’, where you can see round the house at your leisure.
Enjoy a light lunch or some delicious home baking in our tearoom. There is also a family picnic area and adventure playground.