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Hopetoun House

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Built over 300 years ago, Hopetoun continues to be the home of the Hope family. Hopetoun was also used as a filming location in the internationally acclaimed Outlander TV program.

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  • Key info
  • Getting There
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Children Welcome
  • Baby Changing
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dietary Options
  • Bike Storage Available
  • Only Cash or Debit/Credit Card
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Hopetoun House is Scotland's finest stately home and is a place of outstanding natural beauty and has been home to the Hope family since 1699.

Explore the historic ancestral home, the 150 acres of gardens surrounding the house, the magnificent architecture or relax in the licensed tearoom. As a five star Visitor Attraction, Hopetoun is the perfect location to visit, take part in outdoor activities or as an exceptional hospitality venue.

Hopetoun will be a familiar sight for Outlander viewers as it was used for several scenes from seasons 1 to 3. An Outlander location map is available to find all the areas used.

On the Hopetoun Estate, you will also find Midhope Castle - which was known as Lallybroch, the Frasers family home.  The exterior of the castle is in good condition but the interior is derelict. As Midhope is located on a private part of the Estate, please book via the Hopetoun website in advance to ensure you are able to view the Castle on the day you are visiting.

Other Facilities:

  • The Stables kitchen-freshly baked cakes, light lunches and afternoon teas.
  • Rooftop viewing platform
  • Guides
  • Activity trails for children
  • Wide range of public events –visit our what's on listing
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Education Programme
  • Ranger Centre – interactive area and nature information.
  • Walks and trails throughout the grounds
  • Hopetoun Farm Shop with outdoor eating area – located 10 minute’s drive from Hopetoun House

Find out more about group offers here


Hopetoun House
South Queensferry
EH30 9RW

Opening Hours for the 2022 Season

The House & Grounds re-open on Good Friday 15th April until Sunday 25th September 2022

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday 

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Open 11am until 5pm (last entry 4pm)



House & Grounds

Grounds Only










Groups (15+)



Family (2 + 2)






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By Car:

Follow the signs for the Forth Road Bridge and then follow the brown signs for Hopetoun House through South Queensferry. Approximate travel times are: Edinburgh City Centre 30minutes, Stirling 35 minutes, Perth 35 minutes and Glasgow is 50 minutes. Parking is free.


For Sat Nav please use EH30 9RW which will take you into South Queensferry to Farquhar Terrace. From here you will be able to follow the brown signs to Hopetoun and it is a straight road from this point.

By Public Transport

Hopetoun House is 3 miles from the nearest bus on the Forth Road Bridge or South Queensferry and is 4 miles from Dalmeny train station.

To plan your visit using public transport please visit Traveline Scotland


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Please note, the car park has limited spaces and will be monitored. It is only available for those that have booked tickets to visit the castle and its grounds. Step into a largely intact medieval castle whose defences once guarded the Firth of Forth. An impressive venue used as infamous Fort William in Outlander.

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