Greywalls Hotel

An Edwardian country house built in 1901 for Alfred Lyttelton, to designs by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Gullane, East Lothian, EH31 2EG

Greywalls Hotel in Scotland
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Greywalls Hotel is uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield championship golf course with stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.

Greywalls was designed in 1901 for the Hon. Alfred Lyttelton by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Mr. William James bought Greywalls in 1905 and had the lodges at the gate built on in 1908, and asked Sir Robert Lorimer, the leading Scottish Architect, to build on the ‘Nursery’ wing to the West in 1911.

In 1924 Lt. Col. Sir James Horlick, grandfather to the current owner, bought the house and he and his family used it as their summer holiday house until the beginning of World War Two. Then it was requisitioned as a place for rest and relaxation for the fighter pilots at Drem airfield. After the War it was important to give the house some purpose, so the idea of Greywalls as an hotel was born. It opened its doors on the 1st of April, 1948.


Viewing of Gardens and House no charge. Accommodation rates apply.

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  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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