Go Bunkers again! Sitting within the Dumfries House Estate, the Tamar Manoukian Centre Bunkhouse couldn't be handier for the Festival and so we're happy to invite you to sleep over once again. Why not consider ‘bunking up’ with family or friends and making a weekend of it?
Specially for You
The Tamar Manoukian Centre, within the beautiful grounds of Dumfries House is a state-of-the-art outdoor centre, offering extremely comfortable bunk house accommodation for our visitors. We’ve teamed up with the centre again this year to offer our ‘Festival Bunkers’ exclusive use of its excellent bunk house accommodation for overnight stays 12th, 13th and 14th May.
How to go 'Bunkers?'
It’s simple! We’ve reserved a choice of bunking options especially for our festival audience. For only £25 per night you can book a luxurious (yes really!) bunk and breakfast then you can relax and immerse yourself in the festival without your fun being dampened by the thought of a long drive home.
We ask please that you kindly make your payment at the time of booking by either posting a cheque with the booking form or phoning in to make a booking and paying by credit card.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Catering at the Bunk House
Breakfast is included in the nightly rate.
Tea, coffee and basic light snacks are available at the centre
Shared Facilities (shower cubicles and separate WCs)
- 2 rooms with 2 bunks
- 4 rooms with 4 bunks
- 2 rooms with 6 bunks
- 2 rooms with 8 bunks
For the fainter hearted...
En-suite - 2 single rooms
NB: Please note that the bunk numbers above are based on lower bunks only. If however you're a fairly nifty party and feel like scaling the heights, maybe squeezing a few more 'bunkers' up top, then this might indeed be possible, but you must phone first to find out.Click here to download accommodation plan (PDF 331KB)
Book your Bunk now
Call Anne Kelso at The Tamar Manoukian Centre Booking Line on 01290 429917
(the Boswell Book Festival will not be taking accommodation bookings)
Eating Out nearby
The Festival has the following on-site eateries:
- Sitting adjacent to the Visitor Centre is the Coach House Café, which serves a range of delicious hot and cold refreshments.
- The Festival Bookshop Café serving teas, coffees, drinks and light snacks.
- Lunch and dinner can also be enjoyed at The Woodlands Restaurant, Dumfries House (KA18 2NJ) if booked separately in advance. This will be open for lunch and dinner on Friday 12th May and Saturday 13th May. It will be open for lunch only on Sunday 14th May. To reserve a table in Woodlands Restaurant please call 01290 425959.
Lunch and dinner can also be enjoyed at The Woodlands Restaurant, Dumfries House (KA18 2NJ) if booked separately in advance. This will be open for lunch and dinner on Friday 12th May and Saturday 13th May. It will be open for lunch only on Sunday 14th May.
To reserve a table in Woodlands Restaurant please call 01290 425959.
There is car parking at the Tamar Manoukian Centre. Local taxi companies are also happy to ferry people to and from the Festival.
Local Taxi Firms
- Cumnock Taxis: 01290 423 440
- Glaisnock Taxis: 01290 423 669
Fabulous Dumfries House was saved for the nation by the Prince of Wales in 2007 and is spear heading the regeneration of the area.