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Gosford House

Palatial mansion on the southern banks of the Firth of Forth.

Longniddry, East Lothian, EH32 0PX

Gosford House

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History

Accessibility

There are no lifts in the house and several sets of stairs. The bottom corridors are narrow and do not allow wheelchair access.

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Between the two great wars, the House was used as a hotel. During World War II, the British Army occupied the house, during which time part of the centre block was damaged by fire resulting from a party. Subsequent dry rot led to the roof being partly removed. It was re-roofed in 1987, and restoration of the central block is an ongoing process, which was progressed by Shelagh, Dowager Countess of Wemyss and March. The ponds in the policies were restored by James Charteris, 13th Earl of Wemyss who took over the family estate and title in December 2008 when his father died. Gosford can be seen from Edinburgh on a clear day. It is open to the public in the summer. The grounds contain an unusual and rare example of a Scottish curling house.

Accessibility

There are no lifts in the house and several sets of stairs. The bottom corridors are narrow and do not allow wheelchair access.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.