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Hopetoun House

South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH9 2NG, Scotland
44 131 331 2451
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This historic building is known as "Scotland's finest stately home."
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Eastbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A good attraction to visit with the family and the views are great for a panorama with the third bridge rising from the Frith of Forth. What a great back ground the views from the roof are wonderful. The food offer is very good and the entrance cost is still over priced possibly for some families, but ,when you consider... More

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LAIRG
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Unfortunately we and our guests were left disappointed. We tried to visit with 2 Canadian friends on Sunday 7th September. We had read that it is open from 10.30 in the morning. This suited us perfectly as our guests had to catch a flight back to Toronto later that day. We arrived at Hopetoun House at 10.25 to find several... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited on tuesday 2 sept with students. Staff were very welcoming and informative. The view from the rooftop was stunning. We all found it very interesting. Great place to visit. Will definitely go back!

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London, United Kingdom
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269 reviews 269 reviews
96 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

To my mind this is one if the best private houses to visit in the UK. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. You can sit down, take photos, go any way you want, enjoy unfettered access to most rooms. The collections here are very special and represents one family's interests over hundreds if years. The family still live there. On... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Mid Lodge Cottage. Fantastic place for long walks and long runs! Hopetoun House is nice and highly recommended.

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Aberdeenshire
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The grounds are massive and have plenty of space to let your kids run around. The property is a little run down compared to many of the large country houses in Scotland, but it must take a fortune to keep things running on a Trust basis. Entry price a little steep for what is actually in the house, with the... More

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Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Having travelled some distance to visit this attraction we were looking forward to a relaxing cup of tea and scone in the tearoom prior to touring the house. We were both shocked and disappointed to discover that the tearoom was fully booked for the afternoon. This is the first time we have experienced this - a visitor attraction by its... More

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I loved being here! Such an beautiful House and Grounds. Everything in this House is so interesting with lots to look at. Walking all around just takes you back in Time and I loved being able to see all the paintings, furniture, ceramics , photograph albums etc., with members of the Royal Family and the Houses great historical past. The... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

While visiting my daughter in Edinburgh we decided to take a day trip to Queensferry. It was an enjoyable train ride there (very short). I believe you can take a bus there as well, but my daughter said the train would be much faster and it really wasn't expensive. When we got there I really enjoyed our walk into town... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited Hopetoun House with my husband and young daughter last week and felt I should give it a good review, mainly barbecue of the fantastic staff and guides we had the pleasure to meet there. We started off with one of the shorter walks around the grounds (around 30 mins), which was lovely - lots of information was available on... More

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