Fodor's Expert Review Dumfries House

Ayr and Alloway Historic Home

Built in the 1750s by the Adam brothers, Dumfries House has preserved the living conditions of the landed aristocracy of the time. The restored house contains a large collection of furniture by Chippendale that is original to the property, as well as pieces by other great designers of the period. Run by a charity headed by Prince Charles, the surrounding 2,000-acre estate is currently in development as a site for an eco-village and centers practicing historic crafts. Entry is by guided tour only; booking ahead is essential. There are 22 guest rooms, some cottages, and a restaurant on the property as well.

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Cumnock, East Ayrshire  KA18 2NJ, Scotland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Guided tour £12; extended tour £16, Closed weekdays Nov.--Mar

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