Can­dlelit tick­ets for tour of his­toric house

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

Each week un­til the end of Novem­ber, the Ayr­shire Post is of­fer­ing one lucky pair a can­dlelit tour for two at one of Ayr­shire’s most renowned res­i­dences.

Dum­fries House was saved for the na­tion 10 years ago by HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothe­say, and has be­come es­tab­lished as a train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion hub that has ben­e­fited many lo­cal peo­ple.

The es­tate is also a ma­jor tourist at­trac­tion, with 130,000 peo­ple vis­it­ing its grounds and more than 20,000 peo­ple pay­ing for tours of the house each year. The sto­ries of how its prized Chip­pen­dale fur­ni­ture and some of the finest Scot­tish art was res­cued and re­tained pro­vide riv­et­ing ma­te­rial, but the at­mos­phere and mood cre­ated by a house lit only by can­dle­light only adds to the ap­peal of a look round the 18th cen­tury Pal­la­dian stately home.

Two lucky read­ers will have the op­por­tu­nity to book an evening tour, free of charge, on De­cem­ber 12- 14 ( date and time sub­ject to avail­abil­ity), with a glass of fizz prior to the tour and cof­fee and mince pies to round off the evening.

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