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Stunning grounds, lovely tour of the house, great cafe

This place is a hidden gem, it's got something for everyone, from a tour around the house, to walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Something for everyone at this amazing historic property!

A 90 minute extended tour of the house by a knowledgeable guide was just what our group of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan M
Ontario, Canada
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Dumfries House Dumfries House Estate | Auchinleck, New Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
+44 1290 425959
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a hidden gem, it's got something for everyone, from a tour around the house, to walks in the gardens, to a cosy cafe. The place is very well maintained and has a number of parks for kids with interesting activities

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 90 minute extended tour of the house by a knowledgeable guide was just what our group of historical writers wanted - an in depth visit to a sensitively restored home that looks like the family just left. The Chippendale furniture was amazing. The grounds...More

Thank Susan M
DHSocialMediaTeam, Manager at Dumfries House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Our guiding team always try to pitch the tour according to the audience and will pleased to know the tour was so well received. Our Estate team will be equally pleased that your group enjoyed the facilities of the Estate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Saved for the Nation by Prince Charles this Historic house has possibly the largest authenticated collection of Chippendale furniture in the world. The gardens have been laid out beautifully as a tribute to his mother Queen Elizabeth the second and there is a good restaurant....More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typically wonderful National Trust for Scotland property . Book a guided tour. Relaxed and informative. Great staff and enjoyable cafe. We will book the accommodation next year.More

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DHSocialMediaTeam, Manager at Dumfries House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are not a National Trust Property but are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much that you intend to return and make use of our Dumfries House Lodge. Dumfries House is part of the Prince's Foundation headed by HRH The Prince Charles and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

some massive changes to the old estate since prince charles took it on, lots of people ploughing money into the place it looks so much better

Thank gAz R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Former home to the Crieghton-Stewarts this early Adam building was rescued by the Prince of Wales for the nation in 2008 and has been restored with no expense spared. The guides are excellent although we were only able to see two rooms during our visit...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful venue. Have been attending such functions for many years, can safely say that this was one of the best. Everything you can imagine associated with a wedding was first class+ ant there aren't enough superlatives to describe the quality and friendliness of he staff....More

Thank jandkhewitt
DHSocialMediaTeam, Manager at Dumfries House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jandkhewitt, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit Dumfries House. We strive to ensure quality food and service to all guests, particularly at weddings where we hope to give every bride and groom a truly amazing day. I was delighted to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fab lunch in cafe, grounds beautiful. Tour guide very knowledgeable and charismatic. Waiting staff at wedding not so fabulous- rude at points. But would return for a day trip to the grounds and cafe.

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds but so dissapounted with the tea room . Ordered children’s meal that looked like the most unappetising thing I have ever seen. My child tried a tiny piece and was unable to eat this. We asked for this to be changed to just...More

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to tour the Dumfries House and I must say that I believe it to be completely worth the entrance fee charged. Our guide, Roger was not only informative, but also entertaining, and the tour, which took an hour and a half, was...More

Thank geismom
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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.