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What an asset for the local community

The 'grand tour' was led by a knowledgeable fellow who was clearly proud of Dumfries House... read more

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Plymouth, Devon
Pleasant stopover and beautiful gardens

2000 acre estate. Walk. Wander. Main house limited tickets per day. Happy to have stopped. Passive... read more

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Dumfries House Dumfries House Estate | Auchinleck, New Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

The 'grand tour' was led by a knowledgeable fellow who was clearly proud of Dumfries House; following a short filmed introduction from Prince Charles, he took us on a ninety minute tour of the house and was able to answer all of the questions from...More

Thank plymouth
Reviewed yesterday

2000 acre estate. Walk. Wander. Main house limited tickets per day. Happy to have stopped. Passive and pleasant

Thank pharming_48
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a sunny day .I wanted to visit the house but it is only by guided tours and they were fully booked for that day and the next two.It was also closed in the afternoon for an 'event'.It would be best to prebook...More

Thank veronica l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reputation gained by Dumfries House and gardens is certainly well deserved. Our visit coincided with that of HRH the Duke of Rothesay so only a limited and briefer access to the house was available - not something that happens very often. However, the tour...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing day out. A great park for the kids to play, fantastic scenery and the wonderful engineering part the kids can play at filled with water so bring your wellies. We packed a lunch and lots of lovely spots to sit and...More

Thank lynz31371
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a most unexpected delight on our recent visit to Scotland and I rank it one of the best gardens in the UK. Undoubtably the highlight was the Walled Garden which was stunning. There's a fascinating collection of buildings including a greenhouse full of...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we live in the area, this is the first time that we have visited Dumfries House. (Not in Dumfries, but in Ayrshire) It is a little over an hour from home; a pleasant but slightly frustrating drive up the A76! We did consider staying...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited many heritage gems in and around Great Britain and Dumfries House is The Jewel in The Crown. A Beautiful Surprise and outstanding Tour by experts in their vast field of knowledge when it comes to both The House, it’s History, Fine Arts...More

Thank BernadetteEdinburgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour! Amazing that so much Chippendale pieces are in one place. Kudos to HRH Prince Charles for helping to save the house and contents from being auctioned away bit by bit.

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit in Ayrshire, beautiful grounds, wall garden and cafe for snacks and light lunch. You have to book if you want a tour of the house itself and again very interesting. Take a picnic if you want and entrance is free except...More

Thank Caross312
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9 May 2018|
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Response from skypilot60 | Reviewed this property |
Not my house, I was only a visitor who did a brief review, you would need to contact house
Jennifer P
25 March 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth C | Reviewed this property |
The house is open. If you intend doing a guided tour you should book online to avoid disappointment.