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Edinburgh and the Lothians Sights

House of the Binns

  • Off A904 Map It
  • Linlithgow
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 10/11/2013

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The 17th-century general "Bloody Tam" Dalyell (circa 1599–1685) transformed a fortified stronghold into a gracious mansion, the House of the Binns (the name derives from bynn, the old Scottish word for hill). The present exterior dates from around 1810 and shows a remodeling into a kind of mock fort with crenellated battlements and turrets. Inside, magnificent plaster ceilings are done in the Elizabethan style.

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Off A904, 4 miles east of Linlithgow, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA, Scotland

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  • £10
  • June–Sept., Sat.–Wed. 2–5

Updated 10/11/2013


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