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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.

  • Overview
  • 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 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.

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
  • Holiday accommodation
  • Education Programme
  • Ranger Centre – interactive area and nature information.
  • Walks and trails throughout the grounds
  • Hopetoun Farm Shop with outdoor eating area – located 5 minute’s drive from Hopetoun House

Find out more about group offers here


Hopetoun House
South Queensferry
Near Edinbugh
EH30 9SL
Sat Nav: EH30 9SL VIA EH30 9XJ

Tickets offers

  • Adults £9.85
  • Children £5.45
  • Concessions Adult - £10.50 Child £5.50 Concession - £9.00 Registered Disabled - £5.50 Groups (15+) - £9.00 Family - £28

Opening Hours:
Open daily from Easter – End September
From 10.30am - 5.00pm (last entry 4pm)

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.

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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