Hopetoun House is a unique gem of Europe's architectural heritage and undoubtedly 'Scotland's Finest Stately Home'.
Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth, it is one of the most splendid examples of the work of Scottish architects Sir William Bruce and William Adam.
The interior of the house, with opulent gilding and classical motifs, reflects the aristocratic grandeur of the early 18th century, whilst its magnificent parkland has fine views across the Forth to the hills of Fife.
Hopetoun is really two houses in one, the oldest part of the house was designed by Sir William Bruce and built between 1699 and 1707. It shows some of the finest examples in Scotland of carving, wainscotting and ceiling painting. In 1721 William Adam started enlarging the house by adding the magnificent faade, colonnades and grand State apartments which were the focus for social life and entertainment in the 18th century.
The house is set in 100 acres of rolling parkland including fine woodland walks, the red deer park, the Spring garden with a profusion of wild flowers, and numerous picturesque picnic spots.
Hopetoun has been home of the Earls of Hopetoun, later created Marquesses of Linlithgow, since it was built in 1699 and in 1974 a charitable trust was created to preserve the house with its historic contents and surrounding landscape for the benefit of the public for all time.
Today’s opening hours
19 April to 29 September: Every day from 10.30am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)
19 April to 29 September: Every day from 10.30am to 5pm (last entry 4pm).
Hopetoun House is located 2.5m west of Forth Road Bridge, 12m west of Edinburgh.
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
House & Grounds
Family (2 + 2): £28.00
Let Hopetoun create the wedding of your dreams. The elegant and romantic setting of Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh is the perfect wedding venue for a stylish celebration with every detail being expertly organised by our Wedding Manager and Heritage Portfolio, our exclusive catering partner.
Visiting Hopetoun really is the only way to appreciate the scale and splendour of this Stately Home and why it is the perfect setting for your wedding day. Each Hopetoun wedding is unique and tailored to your exact requirements. At every stage of arranging your day, our Wedding Manager and Award Winning Event Caterers Heritage Portfolio are on hand to provide professional and friendly advice about all aspects of your wedding to ensure that it is simply perfect.
Weddings at Hopetoun are restricted to ensure that we are able to provide you with all the support and guidance that you require throughout the planning stages and the day itself.
From gala evenings and private dining to team building activities Hopetoun House can offer a range of event spaces and activities.
Our beautiful State Apartments within the main house are a stunning setting for an intimate dinner for up to 50 guests whilst outdoors we can offer a mini Highland Games, clay shooting and archery for coporate tema building days.