This year’s trip is to Dumfries House, on Sunday 3rd June. The coach will leave from outside the Brunton Hall at 9.45am and the drive will take around 2 hours. Tea and shortbread will be served on arrival and the guided tour, which will last approximately one hour, will start at 1.00pm. The price of entry, tour, coach, tea and tips is £24 per head.
Dumfries House is situated in Cumnock, Ayrshire and is one of the most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres of land, this stunning estate and 18th century house combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th century Scottish cabinet makers. It was saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles in 2007.
The cost of entry does not include a visit to the gardens (£3) which are around a 15 minute walk from the house. Those wishing to visit the gardens or any other part of the estate will require to pay the appropriate fee on arrival. Other parts of the estate are included in the entry fee. (There are two wheelchairs available for use in the house; personal chairs are not allowed. Shoes must not have heels which could cause damage to flooring).
Full details and a pro-forma for those wishing to attend, will be e-mailed in February, with copies available at the March and April meetings, or contact Gavin McDowall at 0131 653 2412, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org