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Since it was designed and built between 1754 and 1759 by John and Robert Adam for William Dalrymple-Crichton, 5th Earl of Dumfries (1699 – 1768), the beautiful estate has stayed by inheritance in the hands of the Crichton-Stuart family until 2007 when the 7th Marquess of Bute sold it to the nation for £45 million, due to the cost of upkeep. It was HRH the Prince of Wales who took the initiative to stop the disperse of its invaluable contents and prevented the historic House and gardens falling into ruin.
Now in the hands of a charitable trust, The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust, the House, its interior and gardens have been restored. The estate has become a major tourist attraction, including cultural and private events. In addition it offers, also in cooperation with The Prince’s Trust, a diverse educational programme focusing on employability skills.
Dumfries House is also a venue for corporate and private events, such as receptions, banquets, weddings.…
For more detailed information, see website: https://www.dumfries-house.org.uk
See also The Prince's Trust: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/where-we-work/scotland/...