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Gosford House

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

Longniddry, East Lothian, EH32 0PX

Gosford House
Free for members
Facilities
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
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.

Gosford House, the seat of the Earls of Wemyss and March, is set in 5,000 acres of combined coast and parkland in East Lothian on the south side of the Firth of Forth and close to the celebrated golf courses of Muirfield, Gullane and Craigielaw.

The property is dominated by Gosford House, an imposing neo-classical mansion which was one of the last great architectural commissions of the celebrated Scots architect, Robert Adam. Constructed for the seventh Earl of Wemyss, the building was completed in 1800 – eight years after the architect’s death – and is recognised as an outstanding example of the later period of his work.

Inside, the building exceeds the expectations raised by its elegant exterior. The Marble Hall, in the south wing, is arguably the most arresting of its many fine features. It was completed in 1891 by William Young for the tenth Earl of Wemyss and rises to a height of three storeys, with a magnificent double staircase leading to a surrounding picture gallery. The elaborate fireplace, alabaster colonnades and ornate plasterwork reflect the strong Italianate taste of the tenth Earl, while the Palladian screen of Venetian windows  are reminiscent of Adam’s original designs.

Opening Times

2022

Easter weekend 2022. Then selected days in July and August. See their website for exact dates.

Tours of the house depart at 11am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 13.30pm, 2.15pm and 3pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £8.00
OAPs and Students £5.00

Group Visits

For small private tours outwith the open days please contact alison@gosfordhouse.co.uk. Please note that there is a minimum charge of £225 for private tours of up to 15 guests.

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.

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