Edinburgh Sights

Hopetoun House

  • Off A904 Map It
  • South Queensferry
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The palatial premises of Hopetoun House, probably Scotland's grandest courtly seat and home of the Marquesses of Linlithgow, are considered to be among the Adam family's finest designs. The enormous house was started in 1699 to the original plans of Sir William Bruce (1630–1710), then enlarged between 1721 and 1754 by William Adam (1689–1748) and his sons Robert and John. There's a notable painting collection, and the house has decorative work of the highest order, plus all the trappings to keep you entertained: a nature trail, a restaurant in the former stables, farm shop, and a museum. Much of the wealth that created this sumptuous building came from the family's mining interests in the surrounding regions.

Sight Information


Off A904, 6 miles west of South Queensferry, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SL, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £9.20; Grounds only £4.25
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 10:30–5, last admission at 4

Published 10/27/2015


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