Visitor Information. Find out how to purchase tickets for guided tours, opening times and prices, directions to Dumfries House and other useful information.



General admission to the Estate is free, and tickets for the Queen Elizabeth Garden and House Tours can be purchased at the Visitor Centre or you can book a Guided Tour of Dumfries House here

Opening and Opening Times

Please note that entry to the main house is by guided tour only. Tours generally daily throughout the Summer season except Saturdays, with weekends only during the Winter season. Please note that dates and timings given are for guidance and are subject to change. We recommend pre-booking. If in doubt please check the website or call 01290 421742 for latest details.

Estate Grounds are open 365 days per year from dawn to dusk. The Queen Elizabeth Garden is open at the discretion of the Gardeners dependant on prevailing weather conditions.

Dumfries House, House Tours and Grand Tours are available throughout the summer season but only offer limited access through the winter season on a Saturday & Sunday.   Find out tour times here.


Dumfries House, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 2NJ


Dumfries House is just off the A70 about 1.5 miles west of the junction with the A76. There are two entrances - one clearly marked 'coaches and deliveries only' and the other, slightly further west, marked 'cars only. Postcode for sat nav is. KA18 2NJ.


+44 (0)1290 425 959

Additional useful information for visitors...

There are no cloakroom facilities within the House for the storage of visitor's property. We therefore ask that large or bulky items such as rucksacks are not brought into the House.

As often found in historic properties, some floor surfaces may be worn or uneven. It is therefore advised that you wear appropriate comfortable footwear. In order to protect the fabric of the House, footwear with a heel size less than a £2 coin is not permitted.

Digital, film or video photography of any kind is not permitted within the House.

No food or liquids may be carried or consumed while taking part in a tour. Guests with a medical need to carry or consume foodstuffs and liquids or to have with them medical equipment should alert a member of staff on arrival.

Childrens' pushchairs cannot be accommodated on the tour route. There is free parking on the estate. Please read and follow signs and in case of difficulty, contact a member of staff.