Christmas at Dumfries House

Christmas has come to Dumfries House! The House, Stables Restaurant  and Coach House Café will be open to public during December and our programme of Festive Activities has something for everyone. Don’t miss the opportunity to see inside this magnificent historic house, specially prepared for the festive period.

Stables Restaurant at Dumfries House
Enjoy exquisite festive food within a magical winterland setting.
Friday & Saturday Evenings, 18:30 – 21:30, £17.50pp for 2 Courses
Sunday Festive Lunch Menu, 12:00 – 15:00, £15.50pp for 2 Courses
Our Special Festive Menu is available from Friday 2nd December

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Posted on 23rd November 2011


A spectacular Fireworks Display was held at Dumfries House on Saturday 12th November.

This event was organised as a ‘THANK YOU’ to the many volunteer groups and individuals from throughout East Ayrshire who gave their time and energy to assist with a recent and ongoing volunteer project to prepare allotment plots at Dumfries House for use by community groups. Around 450 local people attended and witnessed a magnificent display of fireworks with synchronized accompanying music. The idea for the event came from the volunteer groups themselves and we would like to record our heart-felt thanks for their assistance with the project to date.

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Posted on 17th November 2011

Recognition for Restoration

Dumfries House restoration wins Georgian Group architectural award

The remarkable restoration achievement that has taken place at Dumfries House, the 18th Century mansion in East Ayrshire, Scotland, has been recognized by the Georgian Group Architectural Awards, sponsored by Savills.

The awards recognize exemplary conservation and restoration projects across the country.

Dumfries House received the special award during a ceremony at Christie’s in London on Monday 31st October, recognizing the accomplishment of saving Dumfries House – and its unique contents – for the nation.

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Posted on 9th November 2011 tagged news, restoration

A Screaming Success

Hallowe'en Tours Extended To Meet Demand

Our Hallowe'en Weekend on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2011 was certainly a spooky success. Due to popular demand we extended what was initially intended to be a one-night event into a two day extravaganza. With almost two hundred witches, warlocks and other fancy-dressed visitors attending, everyone had a terrifyingly good time. After the Spook Tour everyone was treated to pumpkin soup, hamburger and chips, a chocolate brownie and every child left with a Hallowe'en bag of goodies.

Check out our facebook page and the Cumnock Chronicle to see the rogues gallery of gals and ghouls who were there on the nights.

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Posted on 8th November 2011 tagged hallowe'en