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  • Arbigland House and Gardens

    24 acres of woodland and more formal Gardens running down from the 18th century Grade "A" listed Arbigland House to a beach with wide views across the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian Hills. A great variety of unusual trees and plants, some dating back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. The historic value of the House and Gardens have been assessed as "high" or "outstanding" by Historic Environment Scotland.

    How to find us

    Take the A710 to Kirkbean. At the bottom of the hill in the centre of the village, take the turning to Carsethorn and then the next turning right, following the signs to John Paul Jones' Cottage. After about a mile, turn left through white gates, again following signs to John Paul Jones' Cottage. After a further third of a mile, the gates to Arbigland House are in front of you, but turn right to the neighbouring John Paul Jones' Museum where the tickets are sold.



    The historic significance of Arbigland House and Gardens has been assessed as "high" even "outstanding" by Historic Environment Scotland. Their report is found at:

    Guided tours

    Subject to Covid restrictions, a guided tour of the principal rooms of the House is available at 3pm each day if booked in advance through the neighbouring John Paul Jones Museum. Cost £2.00 per adult, but numbers are limited.

    Group visits

    Group visits are welcomed and can be organised for the Gardens, or the House and Gardens, or in conjunction with the John Paul Jones Museum. Please contact the House on 01387 880 764 or the Museum on 01387 880 613.

    Promotional Themes

    • Woodland Gardens
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Autumn Colour
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Primulas
    • Red Squirrels

    Opening Times

    Monday: 11am to 4.30pm Tuesday: 11am to 4.30pm Wednesday: 11am to 4.30pm Thursday: 11am to 4.30pm Friday: 11am to 4.30pm Saturday: 11am to 4.30pm Sunday: 11am to 4.30pm

    Dates closed

    Closed from 1st November 2022 to 31st March 2023

    Admission prices

    Adult: £4.50 Child: Free Concession: £4.00 Membership: £1 discount for Joint Ticket with neighbouring John Paul Jones Museum


    Car park Accessible toilets Accommodation Dog friendly

    Snacks and drinks are available at the neighbouring John Paul Jones Museum


    Arbigland House, Kirkbean, Dumfries, DG2 8BQ


    01387 880 764
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