Hopetoun House is an exceptional ancestral home due to the splendour of its architecture, heritage, historic contents and natural environment. The House is open daily to visitors from Easter until the last weekend in September. The atmosphere of warmth and vitality within the house reflects its status as the home of the Hope family from its building in 1699 to this day. The 150 acres of gardens which surround the house are also a delight, with wonderful walks and trails offering perfect picnic spots and stunning views. 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.
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.
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.
Ranger Centre & Stables Tearoom
A visit to the Ranger Centre will provide information on the natural history and wildlife to be found in the grounds as well as fun activities for families. Complete your day with a visit to the Stables Tearoom which offers home baking, light refreshments and afternoon tea. Or treat yourself to a celebratory Champagne High Tea! To book a table call 0131 331 3661
For any enquiries about visiting Hopetoun House or Grounds please phone 0131 331 2451 or email email@example.com