A Royal Intervention

Set on 2,000 breathtaking acres amid the softly undulating hills of Ayrshire, the grand Palladian manor known as Dumfries House stands proudly against the early-autumn sky. The home was redesigned in 1754 by brothers John, Robert, and James Adam for William Crichton-Dalrymple, 6th Earl of Dumfries. When he lost his wife during the building process, the earl channeled his grief into turning his new residence into a showplace, spending great sums on rococo-style furnishings to create vibrant interiors that exemplified the Scottish Enlightenment period.

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