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.
In summer 2020, Dun becomes the new home for the Angus Folk Collection, where it’ll be displayed throughout the newly refurbished courtyard and buildings. Learn about the stories and history of the people who lived in the county where Scotland found its independence.