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Dumfries House

Dumfries House Mains, Scotland, United Kingdom

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Dumfries House

Dumfries House is a beautiful Palladian stately home in Scotland, particularly noted for its collection of original 18th-century furniture.

Although previous structures existed at the site, the house as we know it today was built in the 1750s for William Dalrymple, 5th Earl of Dumfries. It remained as a private residence until 2007 when the estate and its entire contents was purchased for £45m for the country by a consortium headed by Charles, Prince of Wales.

Recently restored, Dumfries House is now open to the public all year round and offers guided tours around the impressive interiors. These tours showcase both the architecture of the house as well as the collections of art, antiques and in particular the furniture of Thomas Chippendale, a leading 18th century Scottish cabinet maker.

The surrounding estate is open to walkers daily from dawn to dusk.