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 design follows the popular neo-classic style of a Palladian mansion which was all the rage back in the Georgian era. The house features superb plasterwork, by Joseph Enzer, including Jacobite themes and ancient gods. The house was modernised in the Victorian era by John Erskine Kennedy Erskine and his wife Lady Augusta Kennedy Erskine (nee Fitz Clarence). Lady Augusta left a legacy in the from of several stunning pieces of needlework ranging from curtains to fire screens. Outside, enjoy the attractive walled garden, woodland walks, children’s adventure playground or visit the historic family graveyard and mausoleum. There is the chance to play croquet on our traditional croquet lawn from June to the end of August. And in the autumn months fairy trails outside and later on reindeer hunts too!

NORTH HOP X HOUSE OF DUN : EXPLORING ANGUS 27 & 28 July @ House of Dun Angus Food, Drink, Craft Market 🛍A great family f...
09/07/2019
North Hop x House of Dun : Exploring Angus

NORTH HOP X HOUSE OF DUN : EXPLORING ANGUS
27 & 28 July @ House of Dun
Angus Food, Drink, Craft Market 🛍

A great family friendly/dog friendly day out enjoying amazing local food and drink, and meeting some lovely local makers, with street food vendors, bars, market traders, and activities for all to enjoy! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Tickets only £4 + BF, kids under 12 go FREE, VIP tickets available 👉 https://www.universe.com/exploringangusnts

North Hop x House of Dun : Exploring Angus by North Hop - Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00 AM at House Of Dun, Dun, Montrose DD10 9LQ, UK. Buy tickets and find information on Universe.

You would be silly to miss this opportunity!!
08/07/2019

You would be silly to miss this opportunity!!

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED! Summer is here (though not in the north of Scotland today!) and so is North Hop with a whole summer of events in collaboration with The National Trust for Scotland 🏰 in Aberdeenshire & Angus 🌳celebrating the best of local food, drink & makers along with some special activities thrown in for good measure! Take a look at this week’s blog post (link in comments) to get the lowdown on all the locations and event themes, with a special focus on Exploring Angus at the House of Dun - looking forward to heading there at the end of July!

I’m doing a ⚡️weekend giveaway for 2 VIP tickets for one event of your choice! Just tag a pal in the comments below for a chance of winning 🏷

T&Cs: VIP tickets include free 1 day entry to a NorthHopxNTS event of your choice, a special guided tour of the NTS property, canapés with 🥂fizz or beer 🍻 Giveaway closes 5pm on 8/7/19. A winner will be selected at random from all Instagram and Facebook entries, and contacted ASAP after this. This giveaway is not associated with Instagram or Facebook! #northhopxnationaltrustforscotland #castlefraserusaroots #pitmeddensecretgarden #haddodoggydayout #exploringangusnts

3 weeks and counting!! Can’t wait for all these great suppliers to set up at Dun! Don’t forget to buy your tickets for t...
04/07/2019

3 weeks and counting!! Can’t wait for all these great suppliers to set up at Dun!

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for this tasty and fun filled way of Exploring Angus!! 😋🍓🍻

North Hop x House of Dun : Exploring Angus - 27 + 28 July 2019

FULL LINE UP...

STREET FOOD:

🦚 Screaming Peacock
🐟 Papamacs Gourmet Kitchen
🌮 El Tajín - Authentic Taste of Mexico
🥗 Wild Thyme
🥩 Wild and Smoky
🍕 The Muckle Backit Oven

BARS:

🍹 Arbikie Distillery
🍻 71 Brewing
🥂 Tipple in a TukTuk

MARKET TRADERS:

🎨 Victoria Wylie - Artist + Designer
🍸 Highland Boundary
☕️ Sacred Grounds Coffee Company
💕 Knittykittybangbang
🧷 Man Pin
🍫 Artisana - Exquisitely Decadent Brownies
🍉 Smithies Gin
🥄 Louise Forbes Design
🍯 Paper & Jam Limited
⚔️ Islay Spalding - Contemporary Jewellery and Unique Kilt Pin Designs
🌴 Deliciously Dates
🍓 Mrs Erskine’s (NTS)
🍰 Hometown Cheesecakes
🐮 Good - Life Farming
🐏 Uan Wool
⭐️ Fudge & Fancies

ACTIVITIES:

🏴‍☠️ The Hideout
⛺️ Under the Teepee
🌲 The National Trust for Scotland

Just over 3 weeks to go, grab those tickets now! 🎟

https://www.universe.com/exploringangusnts

We can’t wait to welcome all these lovely suppliers to Dun!! Don’t forget to buy your tickets so you don’t miss out ☺️
03/07/2019

We can’t wait to welcome all these lovely suppliers to Dun!! Don’t forget to buy your tickets so you don’t miss out ☺️

North Hop x House of Dun : Exploring Angus - 27 + 28 July 2019

MARKET TRADERS:

🎨 Victoria Wylie - Artist + Designer - Contemporary abstract landscape paintings

🍸 Highland Boundary - Wild Scottish Spirit

☕️ Sacred Grounds Coffee Company - Locally roasted filter coffee & coffee beans

💕 Knittykittybangbang - Brightly coloured jewellery

🧷 Man Pin - Limited edition, handmade pins for men

🍫 Artisana - Exquisitely Decadent Brownies - Chocolate brownies & iced hot chocolate

🍉 Smithies Gin - Local gin maker

🥄 Louise Forbes Design - Hard wood homeware products, including spoons

🍯 Paper & Jam Limited - Handmade artisan preserves & artwork

⚔️ Islay Spalding - Contemporary Jewellery and Unique Kilt Pin Designs - Contemporary jewellery & kilt pins

🌴 Deliciously Dates - Gourmet date specialists

🍓 Mrs Erskine’s (NTS) - Local Produce & tasty treats

🍰 Hometown Cheesecakes - Flavoured baked cheesecakes

🐮 Good - Life Farming - High welfare meats & charcuterie products

🐏 Uan Wool - Handcrafted Scottish wool pillows, cushions, clothing & more

⭐️ Fudge & Fancies - Flavoured fudge creations

Come join all these lovely market traders and much more in the stunning grounds of House of Dun later on this month...

https://www.universe.com/exploringangusnts

03/07/2019
The Lidl Book of Big Adventures - National Trust for Scotland

Well that's summer sorted for the kids with the Lidl Book of Big Adventures!!

This summer, we've joined up with Lidl to give you an exciting season of adventures! ☀️⛰🏰🌳🌻🍉🍓🙌 'The Lidl Book of Big Adventures' is jam-packed with activitie...

So many tasty food and drink suppliers coming to Exploring Angus on the 27/28 of July. Can’t wait to taste everything 😋
02/07/2019

So many tasty food and drink suppliers coming to Exploring Angus on the 27/28 of July. Can’t wait to taste everything 😋

North Hop x House of Dun : Exploring Angus - 27 + 28 July 2019

STREET FOOD:

🦚 Screaming Peacock - Epic game burgers + a vegan burger & fries!

🐟 Papamacs Gourmet Kitchen - ‘Angusagogo’ local produce street food w/ a fine dining twist!

🌮 El Tajín - Authentic Taste of Mexico - Authentic tacos & margaritas, arriba, arriba!

🥗 Wild Thyme - Vegan salads & delights, alongside fresh local bread!

🥩 Wild and Smoky - Traditional barbecue and grill using Big Bertha!

🍕 The Muckle Backit Oven - Delicious Neapolitan style woodfired pizzas w/ quirky toppings!

Less than 4 weeks to go, grab those tickets now to get in on all this foodie goodness...

https://www.universe.com/exploringangusnts

Some very interesting 'then and now' scenes in this great collection of images of the local area!
01/07/2019
The National Trust for Scotland

Some very interesting 'then and now' scenes in this great collection of images of the local area!

See how Forfar has changed with these modern versions of historical photographs of the town 📸😮
We worked with pupils at Langlands Primary School, Angus Alive and Paul Reid Photography to find out 👇
#ForTheLoveOfScotland

If you fancy something a little bit special, why not treat yourself to a VIP ticket to North Hop Exploring Angus!
28/06/2019

If you fancy something a little bit special, why not treat yourself to a VIP ticket to North Hop Exploring Angus!

We enjoyed a fab tour of House of Dun recently! Don’t forget our VIP tickets for Exploring Angus include entry to the event, a tour of the house and fizz or beer and canapés to finish! 🥂

Grab your tickets now 👉 https://www.universe.com/exploringangusnts

We love our doggy visitors at Dun! Pop along to Erskine's Cafe (Saturday-Wednesday) so you and your canine companion can...
28/06/2019

We love our doggy visitors at Dun! Pop along to Erskine's Cafe (Saturday-Wednesday) so you and your canine companion can enjoy a refreshing drink after exploring our grounds!

Two of the DFAD team headed up to House of Dun for a tour of the house and grounds. Dogs on lead are allowed on the grounds but not in the house. But, we were delighted to discover how dog friendly Erskine’s Cafe was. Located within the grounds, Erskine’s chef extraordinaire, Charlotte, goes out of her way to make dogs welcome. Water bowls, dog biscuits and dog ice cream too. Nationaltrust.org.uk Visit Angus
#montrose #frozzy #dogfriendly #erskinescafe

Another local supplier lined up for North Hop Exploring Angus on the 27/28 July!
27/06/2019

Another local supplier lined up for North Hop Exploring Angus on the 27/28 July!

Decadent house, decadent brownies! 😍

If you haven’t tried Artisana - Exquisitely Decadent Brownies before get along to our House of Dun Exploring Angus event 27/28 July, if you have tried them before you know you’ll want more!! 😉

TICKETS 👉 https://www.universe.com/exploringangusnts

Can’t wait to sample some of these brilliant local products at North Hop Experiencing Angus on the 27/28 of July!!
26/06/2019

Can’t wait to sample some of these brilliant local products at North Hop Experiencing Angus on the 27/28 of July!!

Smithies Gin’s new Honeycomb Old Tom Gin at one with nature in the colourful House of Dun gardens! 🐝

Get in on the bee gin action yourself at our Exploring Angus event 27/28 July! 🍸

Visit Smithies Gin in the market traders tent...

https://www.universe.com/exploringangusnts

We are so excited about North Hop Exploring Angus on the 27 and 28 of July! If anyone is interested in taking part let u...
25/06/2019

We are so excited about North Hop Exploring Angus on the 27 and 28 of July!

If anyone is interested in taking part let us know!

We are looking for some Angus/Dundee music buskers to come along and join us for our House of Dun event 27/28 July...drop [email protected] an email if you are keen!? 🎶

We do also have a couple of market trader spaces left for this event so again get in touch if you would like more info...

Wow these look fabulous!!!
11/06/2019
J M Barrie's Birthplace

Wow these look fabulous!!!

Now I wonder how we might get a full set of these?!

Donations welcome, especially if they're 50p's like these :p

Father's day is just around the corner, pop along to our shop and pick up a unique gift for the occasion!
11/06/2019

Father's day is just around the corner, pop along to our shop and pick up a unique gift for the occasion!

This lovely sketch of Dun's courtyard was left in our visitor's book by one of our guests staying in the holiday flats. ...
05/06/2019

This lovely sketch of Dun's courtyard was left in our visitor's book by one of our guests staying in the holiday flats.

Such a nice poem to go with it too, thanks Ron!

#feelinginspired

Today is the first day of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we have a range of Burgon & Ball gardening tools edorsed by The R...
21/05/2019

Today is the first day of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we have a range of Burgon & Ball gardening tools edorsed by The Royal Horticultural Society in our shop! Come along and see if these can inspire you to create a blooming masterpiece🌿🌷

There is a buzz about Dun today as it is #WorldBeeDay! Pop along to our shop to see our unBEElievable gifts! 🐝
20/05/2019

There is a buzz about Dun today as it is #WorldBeeDay! Pop along to our shop to see our unBEElievable gifts! 🐝

After you have visited the Angus Member’s Centre Plant sale today pop into Erskine’s cafe and treat yourself to an Apple...
19/05/2019

After you have visited the Angus Member’s Centre Plant sale today pop into Erskine’s cafe and treat yourself to an Apple & Cinnamon Bundt cake with homemade caramel sauce 😍

House of Dun's cover photo
17/05/2019

House of Dun's cover photo

House of Dun
17/05/2019

House of Dun

Cheer yourself up on a Monday by treating yourself to our yummy Tablet Rocky Road 😋🥰
13/05/2019

Cheer yourself up on a Monday by treating yourself to our yummy Tablet Rocky Road 😋🥰

Angus Member's Centre is having a plant sale on Sunday! Don't forget to come along early so you don't miss out on pickin...
13/05/2019

Angus Member's Centre is having a plant sale on Sunday!

Don't forget to come along early so you don't miss out on picking up some amazing plants! 🌿🎍🌷

Plant Sale at the House of Dun, Sunday 19th May 2019

On Sunday 19th May, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, the Angus Members' Centre of the National Trust for Scotland will be having a Plant Sale at the House of Dun, near Montrose. There will be some produce as well as assorted perennials, shrubs, fruit bushes, and more.

The majority of plants are grown locally by the Members' Centre Gardeners and will be properly hardened off, so they are suitable for the Angus climate. Some plants are fairly common, but some are more unusual - all the plants will be good value and our regular customers know to come early for the best selection.

So, if you need a few plants to fill some gaps or for that new bed in the garden, do come along and see what we have to offer. The Members' Centre Gardeners will be around to give useful advice. We hope to see you there.

For further information on this or other events organised by the Members' Centre, please contact the Membership Secretary on 01674 676783

Look what's coming up in May at the House of Dun.The plant sales are always popular and now's a good time to get those p...
03/05/2019

Look what's coming up in May at the House of Dun.

The plant sales are always popular and now's a good time to get those plants in the ground!

Plant Sale at the House of Dun, Sunday 19th May 2019

On Sunday 19th May, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, the Angus Members' Centre of the National Trust for Scotland will be having a Plant Sale at the House of Dun, near Montrose. There will be some produce as well as assorted perennials, shrubs, fruit bushes, and more.

The majority of plants are grown locally by the Members' Centre Gardeners and will be properly hardened off, so they are suitable for the Angus climate. Some plants are fairly common, but some are more unusual - all the plants will be good value and our regular customers know to come early for the best selection.

So, if you need a few plants to fill some gaps or for that new bed in the garden, do come along and see what we have to offer. The Members' Centre Gardeners will be around to give useful advice. We hope to see you there.

For further information on this or other events organised by the Members' Centre, please contact the Membership Secretary on 01674 676783

02/05/2019
For the Love of Scotland.

What do you do #fortheloveofscotland?

At The National Trust for Scotland we preserve some of Scotlands most loved heritage, for now, and into the future.

Show your support and love of Scotland by coming over and seeing what's new here at the House of Dun in Montrose.

The key to a relaxing Monday is a tasty Raspberry and Vanilla Gluten Free Cupcake and a nice cup of Pepermint Tea! 😋🧁
29/04/2019

The key to a relaxing Monday is a tasty Raspberry and Vanilla Gluten Free Cupcake and a nice cup of Pepermint Tea! 😋🧁

Hmm, private functions too!
25/04/2019

Hmm, private functions too!

After a busy Easter weekend what would be more perfect than sitting in our courtyard and enjoying a slice of our Caramel...
23/04/2019

After a busy Easter weekend what would be more perfect than sitting in our courtyard and enjoying a slice of our Caramel and Tablet Cheesecake! 😋😎

Afterwards treat yourself to a tasty bag of tablet to take home with you 😍

A massive thank you to all our visitors, staff and volunteers for an amazing Easter Weekend!! Our Easter bunny is all ti...
22/04/2019

A massive thank you to all our visitors, staff and volunteers for an amazing Easter Weekend!!

Our Easter bunny is all tired out...until next year!!

Such a stunning day today at Dun! Bunny hunts, tasty cakes and the basin rambler 🚌 🐰🍰
20/04/2019

Such a stunning day today at Dun!

Bunny hunts, tasty cakes and the basin rambler 🚌 🐰🍰

Hop along to our bunny hunt this weekend! The sun is shining and it’s perfect weather to relax with one of our strawberr...
20/04/2019

Hop along to our bunny hunt this weekend!

The sun is shining and it’s perfect weather to relax with one of our strawberry tarts after you find out our bunny’s name 🐰🍓

Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow! Come along and find out our Bunny's name to claim your chocolatey prize 😋An...
18/04/2019

Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow! Come along and find out our Bunny's name to claim your chocolatey prize 😋

And for you parents who are worried they won't get a share of their childrens chocolate treat we have a Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake available at Erskine's Cafe 😍

The Easter Bunny has delivered all of our eggs for next weekend! Can’t wait to see everyone for our Cadbury’s Easter Egg...
13/04/2019

The Easter Bunny has delivered all of our eggs for next weekend! Can’t wait to see everyone for our Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt!

Fri 19th - Mon 22nd 11:00-15:30

£3 per hunt 🐰🧐

Another new item from our menu, a sandwich with seasonal roasted squash with a hint of chilli hummus, salad leaved and s...
10/04/2019

Another new item from our menu, a sandwich with seasonal roasted squash with a hint of chilli hummus, salad leaved and seasonal tomatoes. Tasty and vegan🌱😊

We have refreshed our kids menu, perfect timing for the Easter Holiday's! 🤩 Soft rolls that fit perfectly in their littl...
09/04/2019

We have refreshed our kids menu, perfect timing for the Easter Holiday's! 🤩

Soft rolls that fit perfectly in their little hands filled with any of the fillings from the sandwich menu, served with a small pot of carrot & cucumber, popped crisps & rasins. 😋

If you are suffering from the Monday blues come along to Dun and have a Luxury Hot Chocolate. I little bit of heaven spr...
08/04/2019

If you are suffering from the Monday blues come along to Dun and have a Luxury Hot Chocolate. I little bit of heaven sprinkled with brownie bites, honeycomb pieces and marshmallows! 😍😋

Sunday’s are meant for relaxing, come along and enjoy one of our walks or a tour of the house before sampling our Gluten...
07/04/2019

Sunday’s are meant for relaxing, come along and enjoy one of our walks or a tour of the house before sampling our Gluten Free homemade Lemon Drizzle Cake 🍰 😋

It’s wet and miserable so come along to Dun and warm yourself up with a coffee and a homemade scone. 😋🥰
06/04/2019

It’s wet and miserable so come along to Dun and warm yourself up with a coffee and a homemade scone. 😋🥰

Although we are closed to the public on a Thursday & Friday we can take bookings for meetings and corporate events. Look...
04/04/2019

Although we are closed to the public on a Thursday & Friday we can take bookings for meetings and corporate events.

Look at what was on offer today! 😍

It is said the sandwich was invented by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, when he didn’t want to leave the card table ...
03/04/2019

It is said the sandwich was invented by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, when he didn’t want to leave the card table to eat!

Here is our smoked apple roasted gammon sandwich with homemade seasonal fruit chutney, we wouldn’t leave the table either if we were served this! 😋

It's suddenly cold again, to cheer yourself up why not visit Erskine's Cafe and have one of our homemade Gluten Free Bro...
02/04/2019

It's suddenly cold again, to cheer yourself up why not visit Erskine's Cafe and have one of our homemade Gluten Free Brownies! 😍

Start the week on the right foot! Come try our roasted seasonal beetroot & creamy goats cheese tossed with a mixed leaf ...
01/04/2019

Start the week on the right foot!

Come try our roasted seasonal beetroot & creamy goats cheese tossed with a mixed leaf salad and raspberry vinaigrette. So tasty it's hard to believe its a superfood! 💪😋

Happy Mother's Day! 💐Why not treat your mum to a day out at Dun and indulge in one of our Chocolate Ganache Tarts 😍😋
31/03/2019

Happy Mother's Day! 💐

Why not treat your mum to a day out at Dun and indulge in one of our Chocolate Ganache Tarts 😍😋

Address

A935
Montrose
DD10 9LQ

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 10:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 15:30
Saturday 10:30 - 15:30
Sunday 10:30 - 15:30

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