Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have amended our availability for events and group tours. We are accepting enquiries at this time and continue to be led by UK and Scottish Government guidelines regarding social distancing and safety guidelines. Please submit your enquiry as we will be monitoring and responding to all enquiries in date order. Thank you for considering Arniston for your event and we look forward to welcoming you and your guests.


Visiting Arniston House

Arniston House is pleased to welcome visitors for guided tours which are regularly taken by family members. The family take great pleasure in sharing the anecdotes of their ancestral home and the Dundas legacy. Tours are available from May to Mid-September and typically take just over an hour. On your tour you will hear the story of Arniston and the history of the Dundas family. You will also have the opportunity to see not only the spectacular architecture, period furniture, china collections and stucco work, but also the wonderful paintings by artists such as Sir Henry Raeburn and Alexander Nasmyth.

Opening Times & Prices

All tour offerings are available pending compliance with current government restrictions and guidance. To ensure this, we are pleased to offer our Mini Guided Tour until we have confirmation the Full Guided Tour is within compliance. Tickets are now available to purchase via the “Book Now” tab at the top of the page.  The tours comprise of the four ground floor principle rooms and are strictly limited in numbers to adhere to social distancing requirements.

2021 Season Information

May and June – Tuesday and Wednesdays

  • Grounds are open free of charge Noon to 5pm
  • Tours depart at 2pm and 3:30pm

4th July to 12th September – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays

  • Grounds are open free of charge Noon to 5pm
  • Tours depart at 2pm and 3:30pm

Tour Prices:

  • Mini guided tour ticket £5
  • Historic Houses member free admission with current membership card

Booking options:

You can purchase tour tickets via the “Book Now” button here on our website only – all tours must be pre-booked for Covid compliance.. Tours start promptly at 2pm or 3:30pm so we advise arriving a few minutes early.  If you have any questions please contact the Estate Office on 01875 830 515 or email [email protected].

Group Tours – Accepting Enquiries

Group bookings for parties of 10-40 are available year-round and are offered outside the normal public tour times. In addition to offering your group a private tour you can also book catering services for teas. For more information about a private Group Tour please complete the enquiry form by clicking on the link below.

Group Tour Prices (Tour Only)

  • Adults: £12

Catering services available to book in advance

  • Tour with Tea and Shortbread
  • Tour with Tea, Home Baked Scones & Cakes
  • Additional catering services can be booked in advance via the Events Office

We are taking enquiries for Group Tours. Please use the button below to contact us.

enquire about a group tour