Hopetoun House

Edinburgh, EH30 9SL

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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.

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.

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.

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Opening times

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

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