Visit Hopetoun

Visit Hopetoun and discover a place of beauty, tranquility and architectural magnificence dating from the 17th century. It has been home to the Hope Family since the late 1600s and the present Lord Hopetoun and his family still live in Hopetoun House. Hopetoun House, a remarkable and beautiful stately home, is filled with stunning collections and sits in majestic grounds with nature trails and scenic walks.

Hopetoun House is often referred to as Scotland's Finest Stately Home and it is also a five star Visitor Attraction, testament to the friendly team and its aim of providing an exceptional customer experience. Visitor Information provides details of prices and opening hours.

Hopetoun House at sunset

Hopetoun House

As you approach Hopetoun House, the impressive panoramic view of the main facade is breathtakingly revealed. Designed by William Bruce and then altered and extended by William Adam, Hopetoun House is one of the finest examples of 18th century architecture in Britain.


The magnificent interiors which have remained virtually unchanged for three centuries reflect the elegance of the Georgian era and are decorated with the best period furniture, paintings, tapestries and clocks, with beautifully crafted finishes of carving, gilding and plasterwork. 


The Grounds

There are 150 acres of grounds to explore around the House, with several walks and trails.


The Spring Garden Walk is a sea of daffodils in April; the Sea Walk Trail has wonderful views over the North Deer Park and and Hope's Walk is a mass of colour in June when the rhododendrons are in bloom.

For any enquiries about visiting Hopetoun House or Grounds please phone 0131 331 2451 or email

For the Family  


We have a number of activities available for children visiting Hopetoun House, including quiz trail sheets for children to explore the house and a children’s trail around the grounds. 

New for 2014 we have also introduced a dressing up area for children and the interactive exhibition in the rangers centre provides a fun way for children to learn about the nature which resides at Hopetoun.

The Stables Tearoom also welcomes groups with children and has a delicious children’s tearoom menu & an afternoon tea designed with little fingers in mind.


Walking and Cycling

You are welcome to explore the wider estate outwith the House grounds at any time of year however please exercise your access rights responsibly, be aware of other land uses and land management requirements and please take note of any signs that you see.

There are also many routes suitable for cycling throughout the estate including National Cycle Route 76 and the Union Canal towpath. Although we encourage and welcome House visitors to arrive by bicycle, for conservation reasons and in consideration of others, cycling is not allowed within the principal grounds of Hopetoun House.

For a map showing cycle routes on Hopetoun please click here