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.
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.