House of Dun, Garden & Estate NTS

House of Dun, Garden & Estate NTS The National Trust for Scotland's House of Dun & Angus Folk Museum is located just 3 m

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 Lovet

t (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!

Looking for something to do this Sunday? Look what's on at Barry Mill.
04/05/2024

Looking for something to do this Sunday? Look what's on at Barry Mill.

FULLY BOOKED SUNDAY 5TH AM.  Still availability Sunday afternoon and Saturday, please phone 01674 810264 to book
03/05/2024

FULLY BOOKED SUNDAY 5TH AM. Still availability Sunday afternoon and Saturday, please phone 01674 810264 to book

Plant of the Month is GEUM. Available to buy in Courtyard.
01/05/2024

Plant of the Month is GEUM. Available to buy in Courtyard.

Just look how happy oor Karen & Beckie are!! Currently undertaking conservation work in the Saloon.
30/04/2024

Just look how happy oor Karen & Beckie are!! Currently undertaking conservation work in the Saloon.

Coming soon...Spring Plant Sale, Sunday 19th May 1.30pm til 3.30pm.  Save the date for your diary.
24/04/2024

Coming soon...Spring Plant Sale, Sunday 19th May 1.30pm til 3.30pm. Save the date for your diary.

A new season begins.  Bookings recommended please call 01674 810264 to book.
18/04/2024

A new season begins. Bookings recommended please call 01674 810264 to book.

Barry Mill annual duck race 5th May!
17/04/2024

Barry Mill annual duck race 5th May!

Our annual duck race is taking place on Sunday 5th of May 🦆 🏁

We are on the hunt for prizes for the races and our tombola stand.

We have already received a few donations from local businesses which we are incredibly grateful for, but we need some more! 🤞🏻

If you can donate a prize or know someone who can comment below! 👇🏼

Any prize donations can be dropped in directly to our shop!

Please share the word! Thank you! 👏🏻

Gorgeous photo taken by Abbie Patterson of the waterfall down the Den at Dun. Thank you Abbie & if you have any photos o...
16/04/2024

Gorgeous photo taken by Abbie Patterson of the waterfall down the Den at Dun. Thank you Abbie & if you have any photos of House of Dun please share too!!!

PLANT OF THE MONTH! Grown on the estate by our lovely Angus Members Centre at just £5 a pot.
13/04/2024

PLANT OF THE MONTH! Grown on the estate by our lovely Angus Members Centre at just £5 a pot.

And the bunny goes to Mr Bruce, congratulations. A massive thank you to everyone that took part, also for solving the Ea...
03/04/2024

And the bunny goes to Mr Bruce, congratulations. A massive thank you to everyone that took part, also for solving the Easter Trail & making this our busiest Easter ever!!!!

🐰🐣🌟Thank you for everyone who came to our Easter Trail today!! What an amazing day with egg-cellent weather and visitors...
31/03/2024

🐰🐣🌟Thank you for everyone who came to our Easter Trail today!! What an amazing day with egg-cellent weather and visitors! 🌟🐣🐰

Still one day to go, tickets available on the link below

Follow the Easter Egg Trail around the grounds of House of Dun collect the clues, solve the puzzle and earn your chocolate prize!

31/03/2024
🐣🐰Day 3! Egg-cellent weather and egg-citing activities at Dun!! 🐣🐰🐰Easter Trail🐣Rangers bird boxes 🚌 Basin Rambler Angus...
31/03/2024

🐣🐰Day 3! Egg-cellent weather and egg-citing activities at Dun!! 🐣🐰

🐰Easter Trail
🐣Rangers bird boxes
🚌 Basin Rambler

Angus Transport Group
NTS North East Ranger Service

Tickets available on the door and online for tomorrow 🤩

🐣🐰We’re all egg-cited to see you over the weekend for our Easter Trails!! 🐰🐣Still time to book but don’t forget you can ...
29/03/2024

🐣🐰We’re all egg-cited to see you over the weekend for our Easter Trails!! 🐰🐣

Still time to book but don’t forget you can buy tickets on the day!

Build a Bird Box with the North East Rangers, Sunday 31st March.
22/03/2024

Build a Bird Box with the North East Rangers, Sunday 31st March.

Please ignore any attempts by other users to ask you to click on a link or share any personal data or payment informatio...
19/03/2024

Please ignore any attempts by other users to ask you to click on a link or share any personal data or payment information. These are phishing scams. Only the official National Trust for Scotland Facebook account will contact you in relation to this competition.

COMPETITION TIME: To celebrate our Easter Egg Trails from Fri 29 Mar–Mon 1 Apr, we’re giving away a delicious Moo Free Chocolates hamper worth over £30!

For your chance to win, simply guess the weight of this 3ft chocolate egg in the comments below.

Competition closes 11:59pm on Thu 21 Mar.

One winner will be chosen at random from all qualifying and correct entries across all participating NTS pages. Winner will be notified on Facebook. One entry per person.

Full Ts&Cs: https://www.nts.org.uk/terms-conditions/easter-competition-terms-conditions

Congratulations to our sister property Barry Mill on this amazing project! We can’t wait to see the demonstrations when ...
12/03/2024

Congratulations to our sister property Barry Mill on this amazing project! We can’t wait to see the demonstrations when they are ready 🤩

An extensive restoration project is helping bring back one of Barry Mill.

Happy Mothers Day. A bouquet of our lovely  Bracken, Rosie, Poppy & Willow to brighten your day!
10/03/2024

Happy Mothers Day. A bouquet of our lovely Bracken, Rosie, Poppy & Willow to brighten your day!

9-17 March we are offering   players FREE entry. Simply show a National Lottery ticket or scratch card and your good to ...
08/03/2024

9-17 March we are offering players FREE entry. Simply show a National Lottery ticket or scratch card and your good to go. Lottery Good Causes We are open Wed to Sunday.

Mothers day!  Our new & exclusive range now available. Why not pop along, grab a gift, a tour or coffee. We would love t...
07/03/2024

Mothers day! Our new & exclusive range now available. Why not pop along, grab a gift, a tour or coffee. We would love to see you!!!!

We're egg-cited to welcome you to House of Dun from Fri 29th March to Mon 1st April for this year's Easter Egg Trail. ht...
04/03/2024

We're egg-cited to welcome you to House of Dun from Fri 29th March to Mon 1st April for this year's Easter Egg Trail. https://brnw.ch/21wHxAS Secure your egg early as places are limited.



Explore the fabulous grounds in all their spring glory, collect the letters and reveal the bunny’s name to win a chocolatey reward!

£4 plus booking fee per child trail – adults go free! (by visiting us you're helping our charity to care for special places across Scotland)

Roll on Easter 2024 - we're looking forward to seeing you!

Plant of the Month just has to be the beautiful Snowdrop! Ah spring is here.
02/03/2024

Plant of the Month just has to be the beautiful Snowdrop! Ah spring is here.

THANK YOU to the Angus Members who raised money to enable us to purchase a hot counter. Hot homemade pies & sausage roll...
01/03/2024

THANK YOU to the Angus Members who raised money to enable us to purchase a hot counter. Hot homemade pies & sausage rolls now available daily mmmmmmm!!!!

Do you love gardening, being outdoors, meeting new people? Have some free time, why not join our Angus Members Centre co...
27/02/2024

Do you love gardening, being outdoors, meeting new people? Have some free time, why not join our Angus Members Centre contact [email protected] or pop along Wednesday afternoon and meet them in the old walled garden.

THANK YOU!!!! To everyone that turned up today and supported our Angus Members Centre. Without them, without you, we wou...
25/02/2024

THANK YOU!!!! To everyone that turned up today and supported our Angus Members Centre. Without them, without you, we wouldn't be able to do what we do!!!

Address

A935
Montrose
DD109LQ

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

+441674810264

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