Seat of the Dukes of Hamilton, a castle and estate in East Lothian.

Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4NZ

Lennoxlove in East Lothian

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Free for members
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
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A strong and well-preserved keep or Pele tower with suitably rugged interiors; Lennoxlove, at its heart, was extended in the 17th-century into a more comfortable house.

This delightful castle now contains the Dukes of Hamilton collections of pictures, furniture and porcelain in addition to the death mask, famous letter casket, and other mementoes of Mary Queen of Scots.

Opening Times

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.

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3 April to 31 October, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Closed on Easter Sunday.

Tours at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

All visitors, including Historic Houses members, must book in advance here.


£10 per person.

Historic Houses members visit free but must book in advance via Lennoxlove’s website here. No ‘walk up’ bookings can be accommodated.

Tour numbers are extremely limited. If a member is unable to make a booked tour they should inform the castle as early as possible so the place can be offered to others.

In line with Track and Track requirements, contact details will be held for 21 days from your visit before being removed from our systems. Masks must be worn throughout unless medically exempt. Sanitizing gel is available.

Group Visits
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  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
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Getting here

Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4NZ

Lennoxlove is just 20 miles from Edinburgh and a mile off the A1.

Do not rely on local signposting, which is particularly difficult to find and read.

From Edinburgh, leave the A1 at the second Haddington exit, Abbotsview Junction. At the roundabout take the B6369 towards Gifford. Cross over the traffic lights in Haddington and a hump back bridge as you leave the town. Approximately 600 metres after the bridge turn right into Lennoxlove Estate and follow the avenue of trees to the signed visitor parking area.

lennoxlove on map

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