Fodor's Expert Review Dumfries House

Ayr and Alloway House/Mansion/Villa

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.

House/Mansion/Villa Historical

Quick Facts

Cumnock, East Ayrshire  KA18 2NJ, Scotland

01290-421742

www.dumfries-house.org.uk

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Guided tour £10; extended tour £14; grounds free, Closed weekdays Nov.–Mar

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