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.
Opening hours 2016
Garden and Estate:
all year, daily 9 until dusk.
House & Tearoom:
19 Mar – 29 Jun, Mon - Wed & Sat, Sun, 12.00 – 17.00
2 Jul – 31 Aug, Sat - Wed, 12.00 – 17.00
Last tour 16.00
3–28 Sep, Mon-Wed & Sat, Sun 12.00 - 17.00
1 Oct – 27 Nov, Sat & Sun, 12.00 – 14.30 (Café and shop open 12.00-4.00)
Last tour 14.30