The residential Geometry Summer School will take place in the beautiful setting of Dumfries House Estate, in Ayrshire, Scotland. In 2007, HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay, intervened to save and restore Dumfries House, designed by Robert Adams. His Royal Highness has developed the 2,000 acre estate as an educational resource for the public. It is a beautiful setting for teachers and students to explore the harmonies and patterns of nature.

Dumfries House

Cumnock Ayrshire, KA18 2NJ

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Getting There

Arriving by Plane

If arriving by plane, you can opt to journey on to Dumfries House via a combination of trains, buses and taxis. There is a direct bus service between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Central train station; The collection stand at the airport is at Stand 4, St Vincent Street . From Glasgow Central Station you should proceed to the town of Auchinleck (please see below).

Further information on the bus service can be found at:

You can also take a taxi directly to Dumfries House. A car takes about an hour from Glasgow Airport and costs approximately £55. Dumfries House uses a car service called Scottish Transfers.

Arriving by Train

The nearest train station to Dumfries House is Auchinleck Station. If coming from London, opt for a train that goes via Carlisle. If coming from Glasgow, there are direct trains from Glasgow Central Station to Auchinleck.

Further information on rail times, purchasing tickets etc can be done via the official National Rail website

As a note to non-UK visitors, National Rail may direct you to the website of a train operator to book your ticket.

Arriving by Car

Limited parking space is available at the Tamar Manoukian Outdoor Centre on the estate. Please do let us know in advance if you plan on driving, and provide us with your vehicle registration number.


Once you arrive in Auchinleck, it is best to use the local taxi company, Cumnock Taxis, which will be no more than £10 (probably closer to £6 depending on the day and time). Cumnock Taxis, Tel: 01290 421010. It is advised to book in advance for early mornings and Sundays.