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“Snowy Day Outing with mobility concerns.”
Review of Dumfries House

Dumfries House
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This visit was primarily to view the house. We were not disappointed as we were able to take advantage of the Grand Tour which included some additional rooms and art works. The guide knew her stuff and advised that there were special art lovers tours for those who wished a more in depth experience. The house caters well for those with mobility issues. Folding stools were available to take round with you. There was also a stairlift between floors. Loved the furniture and the amazing restoration work.
Also visited the cafe which has a good basic menu. Opting for the soup and sandwich combo, the soup was over salty and the sandwiches (though fresh) lacked any butter or spread so the filling had a bit of a tendency to land in ones lap!. There is also a short ramp, between the servery and one of the sitting areas, which proved rather slippery when wet. Most folk come by car and if you have mobility issues, you can park by the visitor centre . You can also be dropped off at the house itself. This wasn't apparent by signage but, on enquiry, was explained by the pleasant staff member in the visitor centre.

1  Thank Margaret W
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"grand tour"
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"chippendale furniture"
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"prince charles"
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"well worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"young people"
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"children's play area"
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"local community"
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"sandwiches"
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"coffee shop"
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"stately home"
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Visited the above premises at easter with my wife.The place is wonderful trees plants and open areas Suitable for all age groups.The ground staff are very experienced and it shows with their landscape areas to a very high standard If provides and excellent service to the public without any rip offs and one could wander about the ground area for hours.The house on its own is very well kept and would be hard to finda match.Overall a great day out for the young and elderly

Thank amclaren213
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

So pleased that Bakers Dolphin included this gem on their tour. Nothing I can say will be a good enough description of how beautiful it is, the history, the standard of the tour guide.... the walled garden was not in it's prime due to the season and there is still lots of restoration going on in the grounds but go and see for yourself. It would be a shame to miss out on this and well done to Prince Charles for saving it from the auctions hammer. No photo's allowed inside, with one piece of Chippendale furniture valued at between £30 and £33 Million, you know why. Buy the guide book, well worth it.

Thank Cattracey
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant...with attentive staff, great ambiance, amazing setting, whether calling in for a snack, lunch or afternoon tea

Thank skypilot60
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

What a fantastic place to stay. The Dumfries estate is on the doorstep, and a wonderful place to visit. Dumfries House is a wonderful place to stay. Service is superb.

Thank MapleBridge
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