Tours. We offer guided tours daily throughout the summer season, with weekends only during the winter season. Please note that entry to the House is by guided tour only and we advise that you check our website for tour availability before travelling.

Visitors may buy tour tickets at the Visitor Centre on the day but as we offer a limited number of tours per day it is advisable to pre-book online or by calling the ticket line. Please note that online booking closes at 4pm on the day prior to the date of a tour, however you can check tour availability and reserve tickets by calling the booking line on +44(0)1290 421 742 during office hours.

Occassionally throughout the season, Dumfries House will be able to add further tours to the schedule. Those who are not pre-booked can call 01290 421742 on the day of their visit for more information or drop into the Visitor's Centre. Please note these are subject to availability.

Spring/Summer/Autumn 2024 Tour Schedule

1st April – 31st Oct 2024.

Generally open every day. First tour normally 10:45am, last tour normally 3.30pm.

Some exceptions and time changes may apply on specific dates – please call 01290 421742 or check the website for availability before travelling to avoid disappointment.

Winter 2024 Tour Schedule.

8th Jan - 31st March and 1st Nov - 22nd Dec 2024 - Tours available at weekends only.

Dumfries House Lodge guests staying midweek during the winter season.

Tours can be arranged Monday to Friday throughout the Winter Season and during office hours for guests resident at the Dumfries House Lodge subject to availability of guiding staff. Those with Lodge bookings should call the Lodge on +44 (0) 1290 429 920 or email dhlodge.reception@kings-foundation.org

Coach groups are also welcome midweek during the winter season.

Availability for groups can be checked by calling +44(0)1290 421742.

Book tickets

Book tour tickets online or call +44(0)1290 421 742

Ticket prices


House Tour 

This 60 minute tour presents the highlights of the collection, including the Chippendale furniture, the history of the house and its owners.

Adults - £14.50
Historic Scotland Member- £10.90
Art Fund Member- no charge
Children under 5yrs - no charge
Children 5-15yrs inclusive - £7.25

Grand Tour 

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

Adults - £19.50
Art Fund - £9.75
Children under 5yrs - no charge
Children 5-15yrs inclusive - £7.25
No other concessions apply.

Art Tour

Loans from the Royal Collection Trust, National Galleries of Scotland and the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation will feature on this 90 minute tour of the artworks. Please contact the House for availability.

Adults - £20
Children 5-15yrs inclusive - £10

Chippendale Tour 

This 90 minute tour takes a look at Thomas Chippendale, his life, work and the Dumfries House collection. Some key pieces within the collection will be opened and on display. Please contact the House for availability.

Adults - £25
Children 5-15 inclusive - £10

Clock Tour 

This 90 minute tour focuses on the clock collection within Dumfries House. Certain clocks will be moved and opened to allow for a closer look. Please contact the House for availability.

Adults - £25
Children 5-15 inclusive - £10