HRH THE PRINCE CHARLES, DUKE OF ROTHESAY OPENS THE BELLING HOSPITALITY TRAINING CENTRE AT DUMFRIES HOUSE ESTATE
On Wednesday 3 April 2013, HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay officially opened The Belling Hospitality Training Centre at Dumfries House Estate, with guests including the award-winning Edinburgh-based chef and restaurateur Tony Singh.
With Ayres & Graces Tapestry Room, Dumfries House Thursday 11th April 2013, 7:00pm £17.50pp
Celebrate the beginning of spring by joining us for a musical recital by female vocal ensemble, Ayres & Graces. The programme will include an eclectic mix of songs from madrigals to 20th century musicals with a promise of something for everyone.
Ticket price includes a celebratory drink on arrival and refreshments during the interval.
TO BOOK CALL NOW ON 01290 425959
Join our popular Dumfries House Estate Sunday morning Walk. Enjoy a historic exploration of the estate and get the latest on our current development while walking in the fresh air. All welcome… including dogs!
The walk will take you from the historic Stable and Coach House, via the Laundry Building/Artist Studios across the Adam Bridge. From here you will follow the Lime Walk to the site of the Walled Garden and back across the river to the western most boundary of the original estate. The Beech Avenue will join the Estate Road from the west gates and take you to the Dovecot – the oldest surviving building on the estate. A brief stop at the sawmill will continue to the Coach House Cafe where the walk will conclude.
The ultimate in Romantic Evenings will be hosted within Dumfries House itself with Dinner being served in the Great Steward’s Dining Room which will lavishly dressed for the most Romantic evening of the year.
Guests are invited to arrive at the main front door of Dumfries House at 7pm and will be welcomed in the Entrance Hall where a sparkling aperitif will be served. This will be followed by a light-hearted tour (with a hint of romance!) of the House. Guest will then be taken to the Dining Room for a 3 course dinner followed by coffee and chocolate truffles.
SHARE THE LOVE…There will be a complimentary bottle of Prosecco for two or more couples who book a table together.
Price: £85 per couple. Book your table now CALL 01290 425959
Country House Readings at Dumfries House
Book fans watch out! 24th January 2013 will see the start of a novel event which joins a selection of well-crafted tales with the atmospheric surroundings of Dumfries House. Join us this winter for three deliciously disquieting tales by the fireside with a glass of wine and in good company.
We have selected three books for informal discussion and will take you “behind the scenes” of the House to highlight certain aspects of our tales. You can take your pick of the books or join us for all three unnerving stories. There is no need to have prior knowledge of the books, just come along and enjoy.
Our Special Christmas Menu is available in the Library Restaurant from 22nd November to 23rd December (Thurs-Sun) or by special arrangments for group bookings on other days (min 12)
Creamed and Lightly Curried Parsnip Soup, Parsnip Crisps
Chicken Liver and Fois Gras Parfait, Brioche Toasts and Port Shallot Marmalade
Smoked Salmon Pillow, Citrus Caviar Dressing and Petite Cress
Dumfries House Haggis, Neeps and Tatties Aged Whisky and Pink Peppercorn Cream
On Monday 22nd October 2012, HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay officially opened The Prince’s Drawing School Dimplex Studio on the Dumfries Estate
Formerly The Dumfries House Laundry, the building was designed by John Adam in 1760 to complement Dumfries House itself and the nearby Coach House. It was extended in the late 19th century and the building was used as a youth hostel until the 1960s, but fell into disrepair thereafter. In recent years it was completely derelict and overgrown, with only the four walls remaining.
To reserve a place at one of our special Festive Events, simply CALL 01290 425959. Santa has time for everyone so no-ho-ho pre-booking required for Santa's Grotto!
An Evening of Carols with Ayres & Graces
Thur 29th November & Thur 13th December, 19:00
£25.00pp PREBOOK EVENT
Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival followed by a recital of Christmas Carols by vocal ensemble Ayres & Graces in the magical setting of the Tapestry Room. Tea/Coffee and mince pies served during the interval
Friday 26th or Saturday 27th October, 6:00-8:00pm £7.00 Adults; £5.00 Children (6 – 16 years; children must be accompanied by an adult; not suitable for children under 6 years); £20 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children).
Come along on a terrifying ‘Spook Tour’ as Dumfries House is transformed into a haunted house! Let your ghoulish guides lead you from room to room, where you will encounter ghastly characters and hear their blood-curdling tales….if you dare! After your tour, enjoy some ghoulish fare in the Rothesay Room.
Tours begin at the Stables from 6.00pm and will run every half hour, the last tour leaving at 8.00pm. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled tour. Entrance to Dumfries House estate is from the A70 Cumnock - Ayr road and parking is available at the stables/coach-house café. Fancy dress is optional but you are advised to wear weather-proof jackets and sensible footwear for the walk up to the House from the Stables.
To avoid disappointment, tours must be booked in advance on CALL 01290 425959.
THEIR Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, will be guests of honour at the William Hill Supporting Dumfries House Race Day (Ladies Day) at Ayr Racecourse on Friday September 21.
The fixture, the middle day of the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Scotland’s biggest flat racing meeting, will raise funds for Dumfries House, the stately home and estate on the outskirts of Cumnock saved for the nation by the Duke.