loader image

Discover Dabton House in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland—a stunning Georgian country home on the Queensberry Estate. Built in 1820 and nestled amid 27 acres of serene woodland, it’s an ideal destination for family holidays, weddings, corporate retreats, and more. Experience the perfect blend of historic elegance and modern hospitality today.

Thornhill | Scotland

Dabton House

A splendid Georgian country house

Book Venue

ABOUT  |  HISTORY  |  Rooms |  Facilities  |  Booking  |  Contact

Originally Built In

Associated Family Names

Number of Rooms

Type of Architecture

Seen in (TV / movies)
The crowd-pleasing Galloway Country Fair is held in the shadow of Drumlanrig Castle and the estate has been used as a film set for the popular television series Outlander.

Thornhill, Scotland

Perfect for
Weddings, Family Gatherings, Wellness Retreats

Property type
Exclusive Use


About Dabton House

Situated in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway in the South of Scotland, Dabton House is a splendid Georgian country house set on the picturesque Queensberry Estate. Dabton House was built in 1820, and is a Buccleuch family home. A four-acre formal garden sits amid 27 acres of tranquil mixed woodland at Dabton, where country house elegance blends seamlessly with modern hospitality. Dabton House is perfectly placed for family holidays or celebrations with friends, weddings, sporting adventures, corporate retreats, and private gatherings.

Our House

Nestled within expansive gardens and the adjacent Queensberry Estate, Dabton House offers a sanctuary of spaciousness and privacy, featuring 11 elegantly designed ensuite rooms and multiple zones for relaxation and dining. Dabton House, the cherished family home of the 10th Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and their four children, has been thoughtfully restored to maintain its numerous cozy communal areas where guests can relax and socialize. 


Each of its 11 refined bedrooms bears a name associated with the Buccleuch family, including Bowhill, Queensberry, Boughton, Drumlanrig, Buccleuch, Douglas, Eskdaill, Montagu, Dalkeith, Scott, and Monmouth. Dabton House offers a wide range of onsite activities, including castle tours, whisky tasting, yoga, spa, shooting, cycling, fishing, cooking school, Scottish assault course, and paintballing.

Exclusive Use


Your extraordinary occasion merits nothing less than an awe-inspiring backdrop. At Dabton House, you'll be captivated by the sprawling, meticulously maintained gardens that offer a slice of natural elegance. Enjoy the advantage of complete privacy, as we make it a priority to ensure you feel as if our stately home is exclusively yours for the day. To make your experience even more seamless, our dedicated team of experts is readily available to assist you in orchestrating each and every detail, ensuring your special day is as unique as it is unforgettable.

Corporate Events

Looking for a setting that encourages creative thought? Dabton House is your ideal locale. Our elegant dining room is perfect for formal meetings, while the garden offers a refreshing space for casual brainstorming. Ideal for corporate retreats, team-building events, or entertaining clients, our venue adapts to your needs. Choose from partial or full catering options and enliven your stay with a variety of team-focused activities, from trail walking and cycling to golf. For a unique experience, we can also organize tours of Drumlanrig Castle or fishing and simulated game shooting outings on the Queensberry Estate.

Private Parties & Events

With eleven uniquely designed bedrooms, multiple dining and relaxation areas, a sauna complete with a treatment room, and sprawling acres of stunning Scottish landscape just steps away, Dabton House stands as the ultimate venue for grand gatherings and milestone celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries. Whether you desire the serenity of an exclusive retreat or wish to enhance your stay with catered meals, excursions, or a plethora of activities, we provide an extensive array of options to make your event truly unforgettable.

Our Lodges


With over 2000 acres of lush glens, lochs, wilderness and beaches, guests can enjoy a wide array of activities right on the estate. From a raucous game of woodland laser tag to foraging and fishing, the possibilities of what you can do are almost endless. We’ll take care of all the minute details, coordination and planning for you — you just need to show up for the fun. And, if you want to head off the property for a day, the Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, pubs, and village are just a short walk from Dunskey. All activities must be booked at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Our history

"The 'Pink Palace' of Drumlanrig"

Dabton is a house of pink sandstone ashlar in the classical villa style, designed by William Atkinson in 1820. The stately manor situated on the Queensberry Estate, along with Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland was the family home of the Duke of Buccleuch. The ‘Pink Palace’ of Drumlanrig was constructed between 1679 and 1689 from the same distinctive pink sandstone, and is the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. The first Duke of Queensberry, William Douglas, had the castle built on the site of an ancient Douglas stronghold overlooking the Nith Valley. The castle is home to part of the Buccleuch art collection which includes Rembrandt’s An Old Woman Reading.



Booking Request

Dabton House
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway