We travelled south from Glasgow into Ayrshire. En-route our tour guide Ian gave a background history to Dumfries House and how the house and its contents were saved by the intervention of the Duke of Rothsay (HRH the Prince of Wales) in 2007.
There are two guided tours available at Dumfries House:
House Tour – this tour presents the highlights of the collection, the history of the house and its owners.
Grand Tour – in addition to the House Tour, this in-depth tour provides extended access to the collection and other rooms.
Mr & Mrs Warren chose the Grand Tour as they wished to see and experience as much of the house and its collection as possible. They were captivated by the house and its collection of Chippendale furniture plus their tour guide had brought the history of the house ‘alive’ for them. Our visitors often comment that the knowledge and enthusiasm of the house guides at Dumfries House is exceptional, this makes their visit even more fascinating.
Following a walk in the grounds we had a lunch of delicious homemade soup in the Coach House Café. We travelled back to Glasgow via Muirkirk and the Lowther Hills. Back in Glasgow we had a tour of the westend pointing out familiar landmarks – Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Transport Museum, Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace. Mrs Warren was keen to buy some art; therefore we stopped at the wonderful Christo’s Gallery on Great Western Road where she had time to browse.
Dropping Mr & Mrs Warren back at their hotel; they stated that they’d had a fantastic day with Borders Journeys and that they would recommend our private tours to their family and friends. We thoroughly enjoyed spending today with Mr & Mrs Warren and wish them a safe journey home to Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr & Mrs Warren
Dumfries House Tour
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