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.
21 April to 27 October: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Tours only: 12:30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Lennoxlove will be closed on the following dates:
- Thursday 9 May
- Sunday 19 May
- Wednesday 22 May
- Wednesday 24 July
- Wednesday 26 June
- Thursday 27 June
- Sunday 30 June
- Sunday 15 September
Historic Houses members will also not be able to visit the estate for free on Sunday 29th September as it is taking part in the East Lothian & Edinburgh Open Day.
Lennoxlove is just 20 miles from Edinburgh and a mile off the A1.
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.
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Please note that the grounds are open to the public but the gardens are private.
- Accessible parking
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Accessible toilets
We are delighted to offer group tours and can arrange exquisite afternoon tea or light lunch in the 700 year old barrel vaulted Great Hall. We have excellent parking facilities.
For groups of 20 or more it may be possible to arrange a specialist tour tailored to particular interests. Please enquire by clicking here if your group is keen to hear more on a particular field, era or item here at Lennoxlove.