Media Location

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, period features, cobbled courtyards and lanes.

Hopetoun House

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.


Photo Shoots

Hopetoun has been the setting for a number of commercial and fashion photo shoots. The opulently decorated State Apartments provide the perfect backdrop for fasion photography, whilst the neutral design of the Adam Ballroom and Adam Stables accomodates a wide number of uses and themes. Add to this intricate architecture of the external façade, which offers many opportunities for a dramatic backdrop and you have the perfect location for evey shot - all on one fantastic site.

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Previous film projects based at Hopetoun include:

BBC One's Antiques Roadshow featured Hopetoun with Fiona Bruce and the team greeting 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.

queues of people waiting to see the experts

'39 Steps': BBC Television 

'Starting Over' : Gate Television Productions Ltd 

'Antiques Roadshow': BBC Television

'Rebus': SMG Television Productions

'Shoebox Zoo': BBC Scotland

'Young James': Koco Drama Ltd

'Bargain Hunt': BBC London

the roadshow truck setting up

'Scotland's Empire': Wark Clements and Company Ltd

'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