Duff House

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Unpick the tale of two Williams – William Duff, owner of Duff House, and William Adam, its architect. The two fell out over money during the creation of this splendid early Georgian mansion, leading to a five-year court case. As home to noted art collectors, Duff House has long been adorned with magnificent paintings. It later played an active role in the Second World War. Today, Duff House is a country house gallery displaying collections from the National Galleries of Scotland.


Events and Activities at Duff House

The Merry Wives of Windsor

12 July 2023, 6.15pm for a 7pm start 

Discover a story of marriage, wealth, jealousy and lies in this captivating outdoor theatre production. Falstaff is down on his luck, so decides to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants. The wives discover he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling. This comic humiliation of a foolish, would-be seducer is filled with live music and colourful characters, with the beautiful Duff House as a backdrop. For more information call 0131 668 8885 or email events@hes.scot 

Adult-£16, Child-£12, Concessions-£14, Family (2 adults & 2 Children)-£49, Under 7s-Free.

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  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    From 1 April 2023:
    Thu to Sun, 9:30am to 5pm - last entry 4:15pm
    Closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm
    Guided tours at 9:30am and 11:15am
    Free flow access 2pm - 4:15pm
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Public Transport
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Blue Badge Parking
    • Induction loop

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