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Dumfries House

Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres of land, this stunning estate and 18th-Century house with its unrivalled collection of original furniture has something for everyone.

Saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay in 2007, Dumfries House combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-Century Scottish cabinet makers. Visitors can explore this stunning 2,000 acre estate 365 days a year, with free entry and parking.

All the buildings on the Dumfries House Estate are connected by a network of newly created Woodland Walks. In addition, we have a brand new, 500-tree Arboretum and our magnificent new five-acre Walled Garden. Visitors can enjoy a delicious meal in our Woodlands Restaurant or an overnight stay at our newly renovated Lodge with its 22 luxury guest bedrooms. There is so much to see and do for all ages, from leisurely walks to our exciting Adventure Playground next to the Coach House Café. The landscape is continually evolving with interesting garden areas, follies and sculptures to discover. When Dumfries House was saved for the Nation in 2007, the purchase included 2,000 acres of wider estate. Today, the core estate is an oasis of wonderful parkland, gardens and woodland walks that connect our estate buildings, many of which are home to our Educational Programmes. We also have 500 acres of mature woodland to explore, and a 900-acre Home Farm run in partnership with Morrisons supermarket.


Dumfries House, ,
Cumnock, Ayrshire, Ka18 2nj


01290 425 959


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