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  • Hopetoun House

    Visit Hopetoun House and Grounds and discover a place of beauty, tranquility and architectural magnificence dating from the 17th century filled with stunning collections and scenic walks.

    How to find us

    Driving Directions
    Use postcode EH30 9RW if you’re using Sat Nav, 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’s a straight road from this point.
    Avoid using the postcode for the House as this may direct you to a locked gate at the west of the Estate.

    Car Parking
    Parking at Hopetoun is free of charge with the exception of large public events where additional charges may apply.

    There is no public transport provision to Hopetoun House; buses and trains operate to the nearby towns of Newton and South Queensferry. From here, it is 1.8 miles and 2.2 miles respectively to Hopetoun.
    Taxi services are also available in South Queensferry.
    The main entrance to Hopetoun forms part of the Forth Cycle Route – NCN76. Bicycle parking areas can be found in the main visitor car park as no bikes are allowed in the Grounds themselves.
    To plan your visit using public transport please visit Traveline Scotland



    Scottish Tourist board Visit Scotland 5 star Historic House
    Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence


    • Spring Garden Trail with specimen trees, such as Morinda Spruce and Cedar of Lebanon
    • Sea Walk Trail with views over the North Deer Park and the Firth of Forth
    • Old follies in the Grounds such as the Pulpit and the Summerhouse
    • The Stables Café, for tea and cake
    • Various Outlander filming locations both in the House and around the Grounds (see map on arrival)

    Guided tours

    Daily tours of the House are included in the entry price and will begin in the front hall at 2pm, lasting for approximately an hour.
    Ranger-led Guided Walks of the Grounds occur monthly April-September and focus on a different aspect of the Grounds every couple of months.
    Other events and walks are offered throughout the year; please see the Events page, or visit the What's On page on our website for further information and to book tickets.

    Group visits

    We are delighted to welcome pre-booked coach tours and group bookings to Hopetoun. All options include access to our extensive grounds and there is no charge for the driver or the guides accompanying the group.
    We offer special prices for group bookings of 15+ guests as follows during the open season:
    £12.00 per person for a free-flow visit - the guests will be given an introduction and welcome to Hopetoun House by our guides and then will be free to explore the House at their own pace, or with your own guide. We recommend that you allow at least 1 hour to go around the house. There are interpretation sheets in all of the rooms and guides are available to answer questions. Translation sheets are available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
    £13.50 per person for a guided tour (15+ guests) - the guests will be given an introduction and welcome to Hopetoun House by our guides in the front hall and then will be led around the house on a guided tour. All tours are given in English and last for approximately 1 hour. If the group have any specific interests, such as art, architecture or Outlander, please let us know in advance and our guide will tailor the tour accordingly.
    Our prices include VAT and assume that the final confirmed number in the group will be +15 people, however, in the unlikely event that numbers fall below 15 we would still charge for 15.

    It is still possible for Group visits to Hopetoun on our “closed” days, but it is dependent on availability of staff and assuming that there are no private events taking place. Unfortunately, we cannot offer catering as The Stables Kitchen will remain closed from the end of September - Easter and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    £16 per person for a guided tour only - information as above.
    Our prices include VAT and assume that the final confirmed number in the group will be +20 people, however, in the unlikely event that numbers fall below 20 we would still charge for 20, therefore the minimum charge for an out of season visit is £320.

    Hopetoun delivers award-winning, curriculum linked workshops for schools, involving drama, role play and costume. We offer four full-day indoor workshops led by our Education Team and three environmental education workshops led by our Rangers, all linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. For more information contact our Education Team on 0131 331 2451 or email [email protected].

    Accessibility statement

    You can find our accessibility statement here.

    Guide Booklet

    You can download our booklet here.

    Volunteering / internships opportunites

    The Hopetoun Ranger Service welcomes volunteers to assist with practical conservation tasks to help conserve the historic designed landscape at Hopetoun House. Whether you are looking to join the regular group of friendly volunteers, or bring a work party for a one off activity day, the Hopetoun Ranger Service is happy to guide you through the options. See for more information.

    There is also the opportunity to volunteer as a Guide in the House.

    Hopetoun is an excellent educational resource for lifelong learning, offering a range of workshops, activities and events suitable for a wide variety of groups, from nursery, primary and secondary schools to students of further education, special interest groups and the general public.
    In addition, Hopetoun provides a research facility and academic resource to PhD and tertiary students, as well as to professionals for Continuing Professional Development. Group visits from educational and historical organisations interested in the heritage and conservation of Hopetoun House are encouraged. The Hopetoun Archive, probably the most complete family archive in Britain, is accessible by groups and individuals by prior arrangement for detailed studies.

    Promotional Themes

    • Bluebell Displays
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Lilies
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Snowdrops
    • Spring bulbs
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Woodland Wildlife
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    Opening Times

    Monday: 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Friday: 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Saturday: 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Sunday: 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm) also:

    Stables Café last orders at 4pm.
    Other events such as Fungi and Tree walks, Fireworks, the Christmas Shopping Fair and Snowdrop Day are all promoted and priced during the closed season. Keep an eye on our website and social media, or sign up to our newsletter for up-to-date information.

    Dates closed

    Closed from last Sunday in September to Good Friday every year. Closed every Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Check the website for up-to-date exclusive event closures.

    Admission prices

    Adult: House & Grounds: £13.50 Grounds only: £6.50 Child: (age 4-15) House & Grounds: £7.00 Grounds only: £4.00 Concession: House & Grounds: £12.00 Grounds only: £6.00 Family: (2 + 2) House & Grounds: £37.00 Grounds only: £19.00 Group Adult: In season: £12pp free flow, £13.50 guided tour. Out of season: £16pp guided tour Group Child: Educational School visit £6 per child, with minimum cost of £120. Membership: Season Ticket price coming soon


    Accessible parking Accessible toilets Café/Restaurant Car park Dog friendly Event Venue Events Pushchair friendly Toilets Wheelchair access

    All dogs must be kept on leads at all times round the Grounds and Estate.


    Hopetoun House
    South Queensferry
    EH30 9SL


  • Scottish Tree Festival – Hopetoun’s Treemendous Walk
    Scottish Tree Festival – Hopetoun’s Treemendous Walk

    Scottish Tree Festival – Hopetoun’s Treemendous Walk

    October 22nd, 2023 - October 22nd, 2023