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House of Dun

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The House of Dun is situated 4 miles west of Montrose, 29 miles north of Dundee, 41 miles south of Aberdeen, where there are other attractions such as the Montrose Museum, Air Station Museum, and Montrose Basin Wildlife Reserve.

The House is normally open to visitors 30 Mar–27 Oct, Sat–Wed, 11.00–15.00 (last tour 15.00). 28 Oct–24 Nov, Sat–Sun, 11.00–15.30 (last entry 14.30). Postcode: DD10 9LQ

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The image top is of the House of Dun from the drive leading to the house.

The second image is from the car park looking at the west side entrance where there is a Cafe with outdoor seating.

The third image is of the garden on the south side of the house, and fourth image is from the garden looking at the south side.

The east side garden is the most impressive, often used for wedding receptions.

Tours of the House lead from the old kitchen to the living rooms and on up to the bedrooms. This gives a good insight how wealthy families lived in the 1700s and 1800s.

Little changed in most of these country houses over the years, as after they were built, specially designed furniture was crafted for each room. Most of these houses contain the original furniture from the time they were built.

House of Dun History

1375 - the Dun Estate was home to the Erskine family with a Tower House in the centre of the Estate.

1560s - John Erskine of Dun was involved in the Scottish Reformation.

1732 -William Adam designed House of Dun to replace the original Tower House.

1743 - the House as seen today was completed.

1827 - Lady Augusta Fitzclarence, daughter of William lV, married John Kennedy Erskine, heir to the House of Dun through his mother Margaret Erskine of Dun.

Augusta and John moved into the House of Dun after their marriage, with her modernizing much of the House.

1863 - the writer and poet Violet Jacob was born in the house. She was a member of the Kennedy-Erskine family, author of "Flemington" and "Tales of Angus".

1948 - the last Laird of Dun, Mrs. Millicent Lovett, moved out of the House. Before she moved, she had much of the original furniture placed in the attic.

The House of Dun was then leased to a local farming family to serve as a Bed and Breakfast.

1980 - Mrs. Millicent Lovett died leaving the House of Dun to the National Trust for Scotland.

The Trust discovered all the original furnishings in the attic. They then spent 9 years returning the House to the way it was from the time of Augusta.

1989 - the House was opened to the public.

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