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House of Dun

11 September 2021 (Pre-booked tours at 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm and 3pm)

12 September 2021 (Pre-booked tours at 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm and 3pm)


Designed with Georgian pride and baroque extravagance by renowned architect William Adam, House of Dun is every bit the perfect 18th-century laird’s home. It took 13 years to complete and the precision shows in the fine details.

Joseph Enzer’s plasterwork in the saloon is masterful – classical tableaux and family emblems rise thickly from the walls and ceilings with filigree flourishes. Throughout the house, hand-stitched woolwork and embroideries by Lady Augusta FitzClarence, daughter of William IV and actress Dorothy Jordan, are equally impressive. Downstairs in the kitchen see how the house was at the forefront of technology, with a labour-saving clockwork spit to make work easier for the cook and her staff.

Finally, step into the wildlife-rich outdoors, where beautiful formal gardens are surrounded by acres of Montrose woodland.

New for 2021 - Discover the history of Angus in our newly refurbished courtyard, now home to the Angus Folk Collection. Amassed by Lady Maitland of Burnside, it celebrates the people of Angus and brings their stories to life. Hear the stories of the Erskine family and their staff directly from our costumed guides.

Pre-booked tours only – tours are available at 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm and 3pm. Please call 01674 983121 to book.


Key Information

Architect: William Adam

Building Date: 1743

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  • House of Dun
  • Montrose
  • DD10 9LQ