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.
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 as the home of the Duke of Sandringham. Explore the sumptuous rooms where the Duke enjoyed spending time.
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 make contact with Hopetoun in advance to ensure you are able to view the Castle on the day you are visiting.
It is situated only 30 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh and 15 minutes from Edinburgh airport.
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Sat Nav: EH30 9SL VIA EH30 9XJ
Open daily from Easter – End September
From 10.30am - 5.00pm (last entry 4pm)
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.
PLEASE NOTE: SatNav brings you to a locked gate at the West of the Estate, if using this then please set destination as Society Road and follow the brown heritage signage.
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.
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The castle is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back. Find out more about our re-opening plans: restarthistory.scot. 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.
Stand on a once sacred hilltop where people first held rituals and raised monuments 6000 years ago. Closed until Summer 2021.