Hopetoun House

Home to the Earls of Hopetoun since 1699, the house is one of the finest examples of 18th-century architecture in Britain, and contains a series of magnificent Georgian interiors.

A breathtaking view of the house amid 150 acres of rolling parkland Courtesy of Hopetoun House/HHA

A breathtaking view of the house amid 150 acres of rolling parkland

The oldest part of Hopetoun was designed by William Bruce, and built between 1699 and 1707. William Adam began enlarging the house in 1721, adding colonnades to the facades and grand apartments for entertaining. The opulent interiors, which have remained virtually unchanged for three centuries, reflect the aristocratic grandeur of the early Georgian era. 

Permanent collections

Hopetoun’s stately rooms contain some of the finest examples in Scotland of carving, plasterwork, gilding and ceiling painting. Their furniture, paintings, tapestry and decorations reflect the taste of a single family over 300 years.

Visitor information

The House sits within 150 acres of rolling parkland, which includes woodland walks and a deer park. Those keen to find out about the natural history and wildlife of the grounds will find plenty of information in the Ranger Centre. The Stables Tearoom is a traditional tearoom with table service, serving home-made pastries, scones, sandwiches, salads and soups. Cream teas - and special champagne teas - are firm favourite.

Venue details

Hopetoun House Hopetoun House, South Queensferry Edinburgh EH30 9SL 0131 331 2451 www.hopetoun.co.uk

Entry details

£6.90 with National Art Pass (£9.20 standard entry)

Easter weekend – last weekend in September.
Mon – Sun, 10.30am –​ 5pm (last admission 4pm)