Hopetoun has a great variety of locations suitable for film and photography, yet is within easy reach of Edinburgh and has excellent transport links. Hopetoun House sits in 150 acres of mature grounds with extensive lawn areas, deer parks, woodland, panoramic vistas over the Firth of Forth, outbuildings, and cobbled courtyards and lanes.
Outwith the House and Grounds there are a further 6,500 acres of magnificent countryside with drives, lanes, forest walks, farmland, woodland, coastal areas and historic buildings. There are also several shale bings which can provide an "otherworld" setting of deserted, inhospitable landscape. The Hopetoun team has extensive experience working with film, television and commercial companies, who have been delighted with Hopetoun as a location. Recent projects include the Antiques Roadshow, The 39 Steps, The French Revolution and Rebus.
BBC One's Antiques Roadshow featured Hopetoun on Sunday 21st March. Fiona Bruce and the team greeted over four thousand visitors who flocked to Hopetoun House on the banks of the Forth in Scotland for one of the busiest Roadshows on record. Objects under scrutiny include a rare illustration of Queen Victoria visiting Balmoral for the first time, a valuable pottery pig kept in a cat basket, and some of the earliest records in the story of British broadcasting.
Previous film projects based at Hopetoun include:
Shoebox Zoo': BBC Scotland
‘Scotland's Empire': Wark Clements and Company Ltd
‘Bargain Hunt': BBC London
‘Chopin Piano Recitals': BBC Wales
‘Restoration' : Endemol UK Productions for BBC 2
‘The Readers and Writers Roadshow': Lion TV Scotland
‘Great Heroes': Wark Clements and Company Ltd for Channel 5
If you wish to enquire about Hopetoun as a media location, please telephone 0131 331 2451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org