House of Dun

House of Dun The National Trust for Scotland's House of Dun and Montrose Basin Nature Reserve is located just 3 miles from Montrose. The House of Dun is a beautiful Georgian house, overlooking Montrose Basin, with later Victorian influences both structurally and decorative.

The house is situated within the Dun Estate which has been in the possession of the Erskine family since 1375. The House of Dun is the third house in which the Erskine’s have lived in over the course of 21 generations till the last Laird, Mrs Millicent Lovett (nee Erskine), died in 1980. Construction began in 1730, following the finalisation of the design by William Adam, and was completed in 1744

The house is situated within the Dun Estate which has been in the possession of the Erskine family since 1375. The House of Dun is the third house in which the Erskine’s have lived in over the course of 21 generations till the last Laird, Mrs Millicent Lovett (nee Erskine), died in 1980. Construction began in 1730, following the finalisation of the design by William Adam, and was completed in 1744

Operating as usual

Is the view from your 'office' as good as this?! 😍👌
15/09/2021

Is the view from your 'office' as good as this?! 😍👌

Is the view from your 'office' as good as this?! 😍👌

We were delighted to welcome our charity’s Patron, HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay today to officially open the...
13/09/2021

We were delighted to welcome our charity’s Patron, HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay today to officially open the House of Dun and the Angus Courtyard.

During the visit, a tour of the House and Angus Courtyard were enjoyed. With a reading from Ally Heather of Wild Geese by Violet Jacob in the coach house.

Afterwards, The Duke of Rothesay joined staff and volunteers from the House at a reception to mark the charities 90th anniversary.

12/09/2021

📣 please be aware 📣

The House, Courtyard and Walled Garden will be closed to visitors tomorrow (Monday 13 September) due to a private event.

Thank you in advance for your understanding

House of Dun

Come join the fun today at House of DunTrail tickets available on the day from the start tent next to the carpark.Ticket...
29/08/2021

Come join the fun today at House of Dun

Trail tickets available on the day from the start tent next to the carpark.

Tickets start from £5.00

Come join the fun today at House of Dun

Trail tickets available on the day from the start tent next to the carpark.

Tickets start from £5.00

❤️ How much do we all love the Gruffalo ❤️Stunning day here at House of Dun. Trails running all afternoon so pop along a...
28/08/2021

❤️ How much do we all love the Gruffalo ❤️

Stunning day here at House of Dun.

Trails running all afternoon so pop along and join the fun

🙌 Can’t wait to welcome you all to the Gruffalo event at House of Dun this weekend.☑️ Tickets bought?Online booking via ...
27/08/2021

🙌 Can’t wait to welcome you all to the Gruffalo event at House of Dun this weekend.

☑️ Tickets bought?

Online booking via the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--brechin/gruffalo/

📣 Tickets available at the trail starting point on the day (which is located at the overflow carpark)

⭐️ Please remember the deep dark woods is not WiFi friendly so any payment on the day outside will be cash only so please remember to take some with you.

🙌 Can’t wait to welcome you all to the Gruffalo event at House of Dun this weekend.

☑️ Tickets bought?

Online booking via the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--brechin/gruffalo/

📣 Tickets available at the trail starting point on the day (which is located at the overflow carpark)

⭐️ Please remember the deep dark woods is not WiFi friendly so any payment on the day outside will be cash only so please remember to take some with you.

Looks like it is going it’s going to be a lovely weekend for the Gruffalo …. Have you got your tickets yet?
24/08/2021

Looks like it is going it’s going to be a lovely weekend for the Gruffalo …. Have you got your tickets yet?

Delighted to announce that on the weekend of 28th and 29th of August 2021 that the GRUFFALO will be coming to the HOUSE ...
16/08/2021
The Gruffalo at House of Dun

Delighted to announce that on the weekend of 28th and 29th of August 2021 that the GRUFFALO will be coming to the HOUSE OF DUN

Over the weekend there will be 3 different experiences available:

TALL TREES TRAIL - classic woodland trail which starts near the carpark through the trees where you will find clues as you head towards the house. Tickets are £5.00

DORIC BEAST TRAIL - as per the TALL TREES TRAIL but this upgrades the ticket holder to receiving a Gruffalo prize at the end. Tickets are £10.00

BEAST FEAST - as per the DORIC BEAST TRAIL but this upgrades the ticket holder to a Woodland themed lunch (please note the prize for this ticket type is a Gruffalo reusable lunchbox). Tickets at £15.00

Tickets available at
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-gruffalo-at-house-of-dun-tickets-167150984093

When booking please scroll to the bottom of the ticket options page to add-on (upgrade) the classic TALL TREES TRAIL if you wish to buy a ticket for any of the other 2 experiences.

The Gruffalo himself will be making appearances throughout the day for meet and greet and photo opportunities.

We will also have a storytelling corner for all to enjoy a live reading of the Gruffalo story.

The Gruffalo is coming to House of Dun, Montrose

Stunning day here at the House of Dun.We are open daily 10:30 - 16:30 with Costume Character House Tours at 10:45 | 11:3...
14/08/2021

Stunning day here at the House of Dun.
We are open daily 10:30 - 16:30 with Costume Character House Tours at 10:45 | 11:30 | 12:15 | 13:00 | 13:45 | 14:30 | 15:15.
Advance booking is recommended for House Tours. Please see https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/house-of-dun for more details

Join us on Thu 2 Sep for an outdoor, all-female bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's Macbeth 🎭  Forget the tears ...
13/08/2021

Join us on Thu 2 Sep for an outdoor, all-female bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's Macbeth 🎭 Forget the tears and tragedy - this is a frantic, delirious, full-of-beans show like you've never seen before 😀👌🏼 Info and tickets at https://www.handlebards.com/tickets/macbeth-house-of-dun/

We're now open 7 days a week!  To celebrate, here's a pic which we're calling 'A room with a view' 😍Our brilliant garden...
10/08/2021

We're now open 7 days a week! To celebrate, here's a pic which we're calling 'A room with a view' 😍
Our brilliant gardeners are doing such a great job, aren’t they 🌷🌳🌼👌🏼
Plan your visit at nts.org.uk/visit/places/house-of-dun

We're now open 7 days a week! To celebrate, here's a pic which we're calling 'A room with a view' 😍
Our brilliant gardeners are doing such a great job, aren’t they 🌷🌳🌼👌🏼
Plan your visit at nts.org.uk/visit/places/house-of-dun

📷NO FILTER REQUIRED 📷Stunning day here at the wonderful House of Dun.House and grounds are looking perfect wouldn’t you ...
17/07/2021

📷NO FILTER REQUIRED 📷

Stunning day here at the wonderful House of Dun.

House and grounds are looking perfect wouldn’t you agree?

Costume character guided tours of the house are almost full today.

Tours can be booked by phoning the property in advance but the please remember to turn up for your booked slot as 2 tours into our program today we have had 3 households not turn up.

Costumed tours, fascinating stories, stunning interiors, glorious gardens, woodland walks, a playpark and lots to discov...
09/07/2021

Costumed tours, fascinating stories, stunning interiors, glorious gardens, woodland walks, a playpark and lots to discover in the newly reopened courtyard. House of Dun makes for a great day out 👌🏼😀 Plan your visit at nts.org.uk/visit/places/house-of-dun

Join us for another wonderful Heartbreak Productions performance, this time of Mr Stink by David Walliams!Mr Stink - Dav...
05/07/2021

Join us for another wonderful Heartbreak Productions performance, this time of Mr Stink by David Walliams!

Mr Stink - David Walliams at House of Dun

https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/mrstinkdavidwalliamsathouseofdun

Date: Friday 9 July
Time: Gates open 5.30pm; performance starts 6.30pm

Join us for another wonderful Heartbreak Productions performance, this time of Mr Stink by David Walliams!

Mr Stink - David Walliams at House of Dun

https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/mrstinkdavidwalliamsathouseofdun

Date: Friday 9 July
Time: Gates open 5.30pm; performance starts 6.30pm

WOW what a first full day.Thank you to everyone who came to visit us today; your enthusiasm, feedback and understanding ...
03/07/2021

WOW what a first full day.

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us today; your enthusiasm, feedback and understanding throughout the day as we start to bed in our new experience is very much valued.

Some real highlights and a few little niggles but we will be back tomorrow from 10:30 to do it all again.

WOW what a first full day.

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us today; your enthusiasm, feedback and understanding throughout the day as we start to bed in our new experience is very much valued.

Some real highlights and a few little niggles but we will be back tomorrow from 10:30 to do it all again.

⭐️ sneak preview 4 ⭐️Delighted to share with you all a sneak preview of a few of the finished rooms and the new guides w...
02/07/2021

⭐️ sneak preview 4 ⭐️

Delighted to share with you all a sneak preview of a few of the finished rooms and the new guides who will transport you back in time during our new tours.

#houseofdun
#nationaltrustforscotland
#ForTheLoveOfScotland

⭐️ sneak preview 3 ⭐️The new admissions and retail space is coming along now and will be ready to showcase the very best...
28/06/2021

⭐️ sneak preview 3 ⭐️

The new admissions and retail space is coming along now and will be ready to showcase the very best of NTS retail as well as being the go to space for admissions and site orientation.

This space has been totally renovated to create a bright, modern and friendly space which formally was home to the Angus weavers and their linen loom.

⭐️ sneak preview No. 2 ⭐️Right next door to the stables we have created  a new space called the garage.This will be the ...
27/06/2021

⭐️ sneak preview No. 2 ⭐️

Right next door to the stables we have created a new space called the garage.

This will be the new home for the incredible Glenesk hearse.

Can’t wait for you all to see the finished project ... in just a few days.

⭐️ sneak preview ⭐️As we enter the final few days of project we wanted to share a sneak preview of the works we have bee...
26/06/2021

⭐️ sneak preview ⭐️

As we enter the final few days of project we wanted to share a sneak preview of the works we have been doing.

In this preview we focus on The Stables.

Previous the retail & admissions space we are working hard to reimagine the space back to a working stable. Focus for us in this space was to create the look, feel, sounds and smells of a working stables while showcasing some of the amazing collection we have relating to the working horse, saddlery and smiddy.

It's #VolunteerWeekScot and we want to send a massive THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers who dedicate their ti...
02/06/2021

It's #VolunteerWeekScot and we want to send a massive THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time to support the work that we do at House of Dun.

We are so grateful for all of your hard work, enthusiasm and support that you provide.

Do you want to join our fantastic team of volunteers? Get in touch by private message or email [email protected]nts.org.uk for more information.

It's #VolunteerWeekScot and we want to send a massive THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time to support the work that we do at House of Dun.

We are so grateful for all of your hard work, enthusiasm and support that you provide.

Do you want to join our fantastic team of volunteers? Get in touch by private message or email [email protected] for more information.

‼️Know anyone nearby looking for a job? ‼️🔎 If so, please tag them ⬇️We have some exciting opportunities at the soon-to-...
26/05/2021

‼️Know anyone nearby looking for a job? ‼️🔎 If so, please tag them ⬇️
We have some exciting opportunities at the soon-to-reopen House of Dun - including retail, catering and costumed guiding positions.
If you’d like to know more and receive an application form, please get in touch with Val – [email protected]

‼️Know anyone nearby looking for a job? ‼️🔎 If so, please tag them ⬇️
We have some exciting opportunities at the soon-to-reopen House of Dun - including retail, catering and costumed guiding positions.
If you’d like to know more and receive an application form, please get in touch with Val – [email protected]

19/05/2021

🗣 Calling all artisan local producers 🗣

We are looking for you!

Are you an independent local business who is looking for a new or pop up shop? If so please get in touch as we have a wonderful retail space called ‘the bothy’ available to rent as part of the House of Dun project launching at the end of June.

Food • Drinks • Interiors • Florist • Gifts • Handmade items • Eco friendly products • to name a few of the type of businesses we would love to hear from.

We are on a mission to support local businesses from across Angus as well as offering all of our visitors something a little different.

Drop us an email to discuss [email protected]

⭐️ UPDATE ⭐️Please be aware access to the grounds around the house and the walled garden will be restricted on Saturday ...
06/05/2021

⭐️ UPDATE ⭐️

Please be aware access to the grounds around the house and the walled garden will be restricted on Saturday due to a wedding.

⭐️ UPDATE ⭐️

Please be aware access to the grounds around the house and the walled garden will be restricted on Saturday due to a wedding.

On this MAY the 4th (be with you) we celebrate one of the sons of Angus, the wonderfully talented actor Ian McDiarmid.Ia...
04/05/2021

On this MAY the 4th (be with you) we celebrate one of the sons of Angus, the wonderfully talented actor Ian McDiarmid.

Ian McDiarmid was born 11 August 1944 in Carnoustie and is best known for portraying Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series.

McDiarmid was cast by George Lucas in Return of the Jedi (1983) as Emperor Palpatine, the main villain. Sixteen years after Return of the Jedi, he reprised the role as the character's younger incarnation of Senator (and later Chancellor) Palpatine and Sith Lord Darth Sidious in the prequel films: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. The prequels had him play two faces to his character; he re-created his diabolical interpretation of Palpatine from Return of the Jedi when playing Darth Sidious, the Chancellor's Sith alter ego, but created a pleasant, charming character in Palpatine's public persona. McDiarmid returned to the role of Palpatine on screen for the first time since Revenge of the Sith in the 2019 film The Rise of Skywalker, the third film in the sequel trilogy, and the ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga.[18]
In the 2004 re-release of The Empire Strikes Back, a brief scene between Darth Vader and a hologram of Emperor Palpatine was updated to include McDiarmid.

Delighted to host our 1st Wedding of the year here at House of Dun. Thank you to M&J for choosing us for their special d...
01/05/2021

Delighted to host our 1st Wedding of the year here at House of Dun. Thank you to M&J for choosing us for their special day and we wish you both well in your future together.

The wedding was one of our new elopement packages and we must say, all looked great on the day.

https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/national-trust-for-scotland-elopement-package

#houseofdun
#ForTheLoveofScotland
#scottishwedding
#nickywalkerflorist
#jkfinefood

WE'RE HIRING TIME TRAVELLERS! 💁🏾‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️ 'Visitor Services Assistant - Guide & Welcome (House of Dun)'.Travel back to th...
22/04/2021

WE'RE HIRING TIME TRAVELLERS! 💁🏾‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️ 'Visitor Services Assistant - Guide & Welcome (House of Dun)'.
Travel back to the Victorian era and help bring the stories of the mansion to life. Will you be a house cook? Or an aristocrat? Find out more and apply now: https://bit.ly/3aranIj

WE'RE HIRING TIME TRAVELLERS! 💁🏾‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️ 'Visitor Services Assistant - Guide & Welcome (House of Dun)'.
Travel back to the Victorian era and help bring the stories of the mansion to life. Will you be a house cook? Or an aristocrat? Find out more and apply now: https://bit.ly/3aranIj

⭐️⭐️We're recruiting for our 2021 season⭐️⭐️If you fancy working for the The National Trust for Scotland, then head to t...
16/04/2021
Find a job | National Trust for Scotland

⭐️⭐️We're recruiting for our 2021 season⭐️⭐️

If you fancy working for the The National Trust for Scotland, then head to the below link for a list of vacancies at House of Dun.

We are current recruiting for a number of roles from Visitor Services Supervisor Retail, Visitor Services Supervisor Catering, Visitor Services Assistants in Catering, Seasonal Gardener to our new and very exciting Costume Character Guide & Welcome positions.

ℹ️ For full details and to apply visit ➡️ https://www.nts.org.uk/vacancies

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd of May.

Work with Scotland’s largest conservation charity.

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A935
Montrose
DD10 9LQ

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm

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Thank you for the lovely presents thank all your team nice touch
So you just delete comments that would assist other disabled visitors rather than responding or explaining?
We attempted to visit House of Dun today , one of our party in a wheelchair. We were not expecting to be able to get into the house. We did hope to get into the garden, which the house says is wheelchair friendly. It may possibly be. But the access to the garden is over loose stone chippings, so we couldn't get through the gateway to find out. Disappointed, but at least we hadn't travelled far from our holiday accommodation.
To the couple trying to get this out the tree today we managed to get it out for you and have left it on picnic table
I have been overwhelmed by the messages of love and support after my recent health scare. Its not often this Big Guy gets emotional but I thank you all for that. The response to our Bonnie Montrose competition has been amazing on Social Media and people getting behind our charitable book of the same name. The book celebrates its 120th year since the author wrote it and the 2014 republication does it proud in It's authenticity and supporting charities close to every family with all the profits. #Morethanjustagift 📗🎀📖🎁📗 So from me Thank you, from my family Thank you and on behalf of British Heart Foundation Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK a huge huge Thank You. If you can enter then please do so, as the book will make wonderful gifts for people with connections to Montrose, and Scotland. All my Love Bob and Family 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Competition 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Update 2 More fantastic News and Thank you Rug Bug Bennys for the £100 voucher. Scott and team ### 🥂🍴🍧🥘🌮🍹 You can buy the book from Scott too. X Update 1 just received wonderful news that the 2 night stay is now being donated by Links Hotel thanks to Anne and the team. You can buy the book from The Links or Park Hotel Montrose x The Links is closed until March 2021, but the winner can choose to stay at their sister hotel Park Hotel Montrose just across the road from them if required before reopening. Please share and get involved in our wee Competition 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟COMPETITION 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 To say thank you to you all for the love and support of our book Bonnie Montrose by William F McHardy (written in 1899) and our chosen Charities, and for your well wishes due to my recent health, making me cry - I decided a wee competion is in order. The Prize - 2 night stay Links Hotel Montrose, donated by the hotel, thanks Anne ###, £250 for YOUR chosen charity. £100 Gift Voucher for Rug Bug Bennys and a wee copy of our book signed by our family x How to enter.... 1 Like our page Bonnie Montrose 2 Buy the book (Bonnie Montrose)in 2020 3 Share the Competion 4 Invite your friends to like our page 5 Follow us on Twitter and Instagram if you can. Probably the easiest competition you will ever enter with all Profits raised still going to British Heart Foundation Cancer Research UK Diabetes UK and a special donation to NHS Lanarkshire nhs.uk after my own recent care. Thank you and love you all. Bob and Family ### 💙📖📗🌍💰💰💰 www.bonniemontrose.co.uk #BonnieMontrose #morethanjustabook
Today we had lovely coffee and scones in the tearoom. Maisie our beagle sends her thanks for the bowl of dog biscuits which were very much appreciated! Excellent service, thank you.
Another wonderful visit , and actually inside on this occasion . Very impressed with our tour guide , friendly , knowledgable and a sense of humour . Excellent alfresco lunch and Ruby once again enjoyed her biscuits served on a plate. Thank you again
An amazing place to stay.
Hi what are your opening hours as facebook and NTS website give different details?