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16 October 2022

Dumfries House - October 16th

Purchased for the nation by the intervention of HRH the Prince of Wales and the Prince's Foundation charity in 2007, Dumfries House combines the architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th century Scottish cabinet makers.  The house and original contents, which include nearly 10% of Chippendale’s surviving work, represent one of the most important records of the Scottish Enlightenment.

The charity has invested heavily to restore the estate so that it could become a self sufficient contributor to the local economy. As well as a popular centre for heritage, hospitality and weddings, Dumfries House estate attracts education visits where school pupils can learn about STEM subject, farming, gardening and well being. 


  • Meet up at Starbucks (off the M74 at Hamilton) circa 10:00 for a morning coffee.
  • Depart at 10:30 for a one hour drive south along M,A and B roads to Dumfries House (See route below.)
  • Reserved "Show your car off" parking around the grand fountain (above).
  • Reserved Group Lunch in the Pavilion
  • Enjoy a 60/90min guided tour of Dumfries House, one of the few Palladian (look it up!) designed country houses with its original 18th century furniture present, including several by Thomas Chippendale.
  • Enjoy the vast grounds with a 2,000 tree maze, arboretum, walled gardens, chinese bridge and so much more - see their website. Dumfries House
  • More Information :  Wikipedia    

Date : Sunday 16th October 2022
Meet : Starbucks, Palace Grounds Retail Park, Hamilton ML3 6AD, 10:00 for 10:30am departure. 
Route : Google link Starbucks Hamilton to Dumfries House    (38 miles, 1 hr)
Cost :   £24.95 per person (includes Grand Tour and soup and sandwich lunch in the Pavilion)

10:00  Meet at Starbucks, Hamilton ML3 6AD
10:30  Depart to M74 South then exit 8 to A71 to Strathaven 
           Continue B743 to Muirkirk
           At Muirkirk join the A70 towards Cumnock
11:30  Arrive Dumfries house (Next entrance beyond the coach entry.)
12:00  Group lunch in the Pavilion
13:00  Group tours.  60min - 90min options.
14:00/14:30 Finish

Book Here

WhatsApp Group 
After you have booked, please join our Dumfries House WhatsApp group to receive regular updates and keep in contact with members going to the event. Click this invite to take you straight in, alternatively text me your mobile number. 

e: Denis Taylor   m:07885466689







 Link to Route on Google 

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