House of Dun

50% off Admission

House of Dun - National Trust for Scotland

Overview

William Adam’s Georgian house places Baroque extravagance in a spectacular natural setting.

  • Explore this elegant Georgian country house set amid glorious gardens and woodland.
  • Admire the Joseph Enzer’s extravagant plasterwork in the saloon.
  • Find the clockwork roasting spit in the kitchen – this labour-saving device was once at the forefront of technology.
  • Enjoy the woodland walks and look out for otters, roe deer and red squirrels along the way.
  • Try out the excellent homemade food in our renowned café.

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. Explore the wildlife-rich outdoors, where beautiful formal gardens are surrounded by acres of Angus woodland.

Normal Price

  • Adult £13.50
  • Child £6.75

House of Dun, Nr Montrose, Angus, DD10 9LQ

House of Dun is open Saturday to Wednesday between March and May, increasing to daily during July and August. Please check website for detailed opening hours to avoid disappointment.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

50% off Standard Admission to House of Dun

Visit one of the eleven National Trust for Scotland properties in NE Scotland, where History and Heritage come to life.

All visits to House of Dun are led by experienced guides, on one of their informative guided tours.

Please phone or check the website for details of tour timings.

What you need to know:

Please note that parking charges apply and the parking is located approximately 3 minutes walk from the main house.

There are five disabled parking spaces at the entrance to the café and visitor reception. All carers accompanying disabled visitors are given free entry to the house.

A wheelchair is available in the tearoom for use by visitors.

The basement of the house, excluding the kitchen, is accessible. The ground floor is reached via a stair lift, although the first floor is not wheelchair accessible.

The gardens are suitable for wheelchairs and the wider estate has several paths which are wheelchair accessible.

There are disabled toilets in the courtyard and Braille and large-print information sheets are available.

Dogs are very welcome on the estate and in the café. Dog bowls and biscuits are available at the café and in the courtyard. There are some areas where dogs need to be kept on a lead (signposted).

House of Dun hosts a programme of events in order to offer something exciting for everyone. Occasionally this means that the House is not accessible to visitors, or there may be extra charges, so please check in advance to avoid disappointment.

All visits to House of Dun are led by our experienced guides, on one of our informative guided tours. Please phone or check the website for details of tour timings.

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

Location
World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

"My partner and I visited the House of Dun for the first time this afternoon. November isn’t the best month to visit the garden and grounds, so we will save those for another visit. The cafe, Erskine’s, did an excellent soup-and-sandwich. Our guide, Karen, was excellent - informative, friendly and humorous. We knew the house had a Nasmyth painting of Culzean but the ‘naive’ portraits of the Erskines on the staircase were really interesting (as was Karen’s background info). Other highlights were Lady Augusta’s embroideries, the eccentric horse memorabilia in the library, the Erskine forbears’ massive thirteenth century Broadsword, and the Trust’s wonderful restoration of the original Adam kitchen."

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Covid - 19 Update

Building is currently closed. 

However they are welcoming back visitors to their outdoor spaces.