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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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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Sorry , I must be awfully fussy but I had afternoon tea here a year ago and the standard has declined. 2 members of staff on and they were run of their feet . Staff were very pleasant but the quantity and quality was not the standard of last year and at £20 per person , not worth it. I... More

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Riverside, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you like to tour Palaces, Castles and exquisite houses, this one is not to be missed. The moment the house came into view, my mouth dropped open. OMG! It is stunning. The tea room offered a marvelous selection for lunch. The tour is given once a day at 2:00 pm and is well worth it. The guides are extremely... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Followed a nice driveway through the seaside, you well find the aristocratic house surrounded by lots of greens. I didn't have time to go around the house and gardens, since we were only there for the afternoon tea. But I will defiantly come back soon for a in-depth visit. The tearoom is large, tidy and clean, although it was little... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Interesting house to visit both from a historic and architecture viewpoint. The weather was excellent so we climbed to the rooftop and had great views over the Forth Bridges. Very informative guides and information in the rooms. Lovely walks around the estate and a great tea-room. This is not a National Trust of Scotland property but as an Art Fund... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The house is very historical and is well worth a visit. The staff were extremely helping with my mum's mobility problems and we had a lovely day out there.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Overall an interesting visit, not the easiest venue to find as the road takes you through various residential areas and along the waterfront before you arrive at the imposing entrance gates. There is a need for more directional signage. We arrived by car and I think you would really need to go by car as there is no apparent public... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had an excellent day at the newly renovated clay pigeon shooting venue at Hopetoun House a couple of months ago. We were well looked after by the instructors on the day and can recommend the BBQ which everyone enjoyed.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This stately home is fantastic for a fairytale wedding. The house makes a great backdrop for the bride and groom and the story of the house is really interesting. Staff are helpful - and it has a good tearoom in the stable block. Highly recommended.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

When we arrived at Hopetoun House the first thing we saw a beautiful young deer running across the road leading-to the House. The staff there greeted us in the most pleasant and genuine smile. The staff there was very knowledgeable of the history of the house. Many times they invited us to ask questions regarding anything we were observing. By... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Getting off the Ruby Princess' tender we were met by the Tourist Information ladies, who asked what we had planned for our day. Their faces beamed when we asked what was to see locally. They told us about Hopetoun House. We took the free minibus from the pier and was there in a matter of minutes. The entrance drive is... More

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