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House of Dun

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DJM1945 wrote a review Jul 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom1,668 contributions363 helpful votes
Despite the lock down which means the house and coffee shop are closed a visit to this property is still worth it. The walled garden is really good as is the garden area. another highlight is Lady Augusta’s walk.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Scott_McScotland wrote a review Dec 2019
Inverbervie, United Kingdom54 contributions54 helpful votes
We visited for the craft fair and really enjoyed seeing around the house, there are lots of interesting things to see and it is very beautiful. My personal favourite part of the visit is lady augustas walk, I have done this many times, but always find a new bit to explore every time, it’s like being in a fairy tale with all the giant plants!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Sherrel H wrote a review Oct 2019
Inverness, United Kingdom408 contributions131 helpful votes
We had an excellent guided tour around the house with James, who was very good at pointing out various interesting facts about the house and Lady Augusta. Beautiful old home. Enjoyable experience. Great cafe. The rating would have been higher but for the following: We purchased a guide book for £3.50 in particular to use the map at the back to go round the garden. We asked at the ticket office how long the walks were and were advised "as long as you want them to be". We chose the green walk estimated at 4km. Indeed it was a lovely walk along the gorge but the trails were difficult because of previous rainfall, wet leaves, slopes etc. It was slippy and I would recommend good footwear. To be fair there is a sign on the gate. The green marker posts were poor in some areas. It took 1 hr 15 minutes to complete this walk. As a result, it meant we did not have enough time to visit areas 5,6,7,8,9 or 2, reasons being the weather had changed, an older person with us and we didn't feel confident following the map to the other area in case the walk was too long. Perhaps it would have been more helpful if there had been more markers which also indicated distance. Entrance Fee to House: Adult £12, Concession £10. After we had paid we discovered a sign saying that if you had a Young Scott Card admission was only £1! I think this should have been offered to us in view of the fact that we had 2 students with us. Car Park - charge of £3 usually, but the machine wasn't operating on that day. Play Area: nice play area for kids Cafe: Erskine's cafe very good and outside seating area. Toilets: Lovely toilets.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ChindeNTS, Manager at House of Dun
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Glad the day was enjoyable and I'm sorry the poor weather detracted from the experience a little. The walks in the Den are in need of a little TLC and good footwear is advised with some of the paths being a little awkward in parts. I'm sure the recent weather wouldn't have helped the paths and way-finding either. I know the gardeners tend to use the winter to do work on the walks so hopefully next time you visit you'll find the walks a little easier all-around.
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Jim B wrote a review Oct 2019
Hove1,453 contributions363 helpful votes
This is an excellent Adam's house to visit in large grounds. The guided tour was excellent and gave us a good insight to the families that lived there. Good little cafe.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ChindeNTS, Manager at House of Dun
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Glad you had a good day out with us.
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LJH_Worcs wrote a review Oct 2019
Worcester, United Kingdom24 contributions7 helpful votes
At first glance you might think that House of Dun is just another grand country house which could be used as the setting for a Jane Austen classic series, but it's history is more interesting. Owned and built by the Erskine family, Dun is tied into the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion and its owners to the fine line walked by influential men who had to be careful not to appear too sympathetic to 'the cause'. The needlework by a later lady of the house is also exceptional and well worth seeing.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ChindeNTS, Manager at House of Dun
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Very well put! There is some amazing nuance in a lot of these historic houses and each has a unique story to tell.
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