Tours. Please note that entry to the main house is by guided tour only. Tours daily throughout the Summer season, with weekends only during the Winter season. Please note that dates and timings given are for guidance and are subject to change. We recommend pre-booking. If in doubt please check the website or call 01290 421742 for latest details.

Step 1

Please select the event you would like to book tickets for.

  • In addition to the Principal Floor, this in-depth 90 minute tour provides extended access to the interiors.

  • A 60 minute tour presenting the highlights of the collection, the history of the house and its owners.

  • A tour of the House focusing on the fine paintings displayed throughout the House.

  • Enjoy a guided tour around Valentin's Education Farm with a member of the DH Farm Education Staff. Please do not access the Education Farm via the Home Farm entrance - follow signage for the meeting point opposite the outdoor education centre

  • A tour of the house concentrating on the extensive clock collection and the Grand Orrery

  • Evening swim from 9pm - Midnight with Aqua Gym session at 10pm included. (Over 18's only)

  • Join our head guide or a senior guide as they focus onThomas Chippendale, his life, work and the Dumfries House collection.

  • With Michael Davis, Architectural Historian - Thursday 26th September

  • With Rufus Bird, Surveyor of Queen's works of Art, Royal Collection Trust - Thursday 24th October.

  • Learn the art of ribbon embroidery, a hand embroidery technique that combines 3D fabric manipulation. Attendees must be 16yrs or over. Sept 2nd.

  • Choose whether you would like to book one, two or three sessions giving you the opportunity to create a more personalised piece. Attendees must be 16yrs or over. Sept 2nd, Oct 7th and Nov 4th.

  • Using flora from the wild flower beds at the Dumfries House gardens learn techniques to print flowers onto fabric and create a unique nature inspired collage. Attendees must be 16yrs or over.Sept 2nd.

  • Learn how to make your own wholemeal dough and bake a 1lb loaf and decorative rolls. Attendees must be 16yrs or over. Sept 2nd.

  • Learn how to add interest and maintain your garden in the winter months. Attendees must be 16yrs or over. Oct 7th.

  • Learn to cook healthy alternatives to takeaway dishes under the guidance of our education chef. Attendees must be 16yrs or over. Oct 7th.

  • Create a Christmas baking platter of traditional mince pies and a centrepiece yule log. Attendees must be 16yrs or over. Nov 4th.

  • Learn to make needle felted Christmas decorations using wool gathered from rare breed sheep at Valentin's farm on Dumfries House Estate. Attendees must be 16yrs or over.Nov 4th.

  • An introduction to using industrial sewing machines and over lockers in our industry standard training centre. Make a decorative cushion using applique and fabric manipulation techniques. Attendees must be 16yrs or over.Nov 4th.

  • Learn to make a lined and zipped washbag using our pre-cut wools and tweeds and add a motif. Makes a great gift. Attendees must be 16yrs or over. Oct 7th.