House of Dun to welcome winter visitors

House of Dun is one of several NTS properties to stay open during the winter months.House of Dun is one of several NTS properties to stay open during the winter months.
House of Dun is one of several NTS properties to stay open during the winter months.
House of Dun, near Montrose, is among the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) properties welcoming visitors throughout the winter.

Castles, garden walks and historic properties are just some of the fun on offer across the North east area as NTS encourages visitors to make the most of its properties this winter.

Whether it is a walk through a Renaissance-inspired garden in the crisp winter sunshine or taking in the historic architecture of its castles, the North east offers the perfect winter paradise for those wishing to venture further afield to discover what the conservation charity has to offer.

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Iain Hawkins, NTS regional director, said: “National Trust for Scotland’s properties are the perfect place to experience this wonderful season. Our heritage means visitors can explore this part of the country with a fun family day out, a fresh winter walk or by exploring one of our stunning properties.

"At the Trust we pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences. We provide access to nature, beauty and heritage for everyone, and visiting our properties is a great way for people to support our charitable aims. Winter really is the perfect season to discover everything that Scotland has to offer, and in the process help us to conserve it.”

Other properties remaining open include Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, Haddo House and Drum Castle, Garden & Estate.

House of Dun offers an opportunity to take shelter from the winter weather with a tour guided by costumed staff around the elegant Georgian house with its hidden Jacobean symbolism. Or explore the extensive grounds with glorious gardens and woodland walks to enjoy.

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Other Angus properties closed on November 1 when attractions were put into hibernation for the winter months until March/April 2023, including JM Barrie’s Birthplace and Barry Mill

Iain added: “While the properties will be closed to the public, our teams will be hard at work with our volunteers to clean and their artwork, interiors, furniture and ornaments to shield them from dust and moisture and ensure they are not damaged during the closure.”Full details can be found on the NTS website.