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Hopetoun House

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Address: , South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9SL, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 331 2451
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Description: This historic building is known as "Scotland's finest stately home."

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Wonderful brief visit

We had an hour to spare and saw the signs for this house by chance, so we took a detour. Wonderful house and all the staff took an instant duty in grabbing the children's interest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It was a very overpriced privilege to view few of the rooms that comprise this palace. While said rooms a quite nice, one feels like they're paying to keep the resident family in their comfortable surroundings

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We made a reservation for Sunday afternoon tea, and travelled over from Glasgow. Everything was BAD and we left without paying! Dirty cutlery, dirty milk-jug, no sugar on table, tea was cold, no food after waiting 40 minutes. Guests at tables beside us also commented that the service was terrible, and that the scones were horrible. Manager was gracious in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had an hour to spare and saw the signs for this house by chance, so we took a detour. Wonderful house and all the staff took an instant duty in grabbing the children's interest (unlike many other houses where the staff look at the kids like potential antique breakers). Beautiful rooms although it would be nice to see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Visiting historic houses is like a bus mans holiday for me and my two colleagues as we are guides in an historic house ourselves. We were following a link between the property we work at and Hopetoun namely the Adam family of architects. We had a good walk round the house first talking to some of the guides and getting... More 

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Hopetoun H, Marketing Assistant at Hopetoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Hopetoun. What high praise from a fellow Guide, I will pass your lovely comments to all members of the team involved. We hope you will make a return visit soon Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team More 

Kent, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My fondest memory of Hopetoun House is the staff. My friend and I were without a car, so we walked from the train station in Dalmeny, and that took a while. We didn't expect it to be as far as it was, but it was a beautiful day, so a walk wasn't too bad. The first member of the staff... More 

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Hopetoun H, Marketing Assistant at Hopetoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Hopetoun. Our staff love sharing their knowledge with our visitors and will be delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. They are definitely one of our best assets! Hope you can visit us again soon Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team More 

White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A country estate from yesteryear, although Hopetoun House is still inhabited by Adrian Hope, the Earl of Hopetoun and his family. We visited the estate in the evening for a private party for our ship and had a grand affair with a Scottish marching band, a jazz band, Baltic dancing and a harp player along with a 15 minute fireworks... More 

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Hopetoun H, Marketing Assistant at Hopetoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Hopetoun. We loved putting on this event and are so happy to hear you enjoyed it as much as we did. It was a real treat to see so many people enjoying Hopetoun at one time. If you are ever back please pop in to see Hopetoun slightly differently Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I visited with friends from Japan so that they could experience afternoon tea at a scenic location. The grounds are stunning and the views of the Forth bridges are great. The service in the tea room was pleasant, friendly and attentive. The selection of sandwiches, soups and cakes was lovely, and my guests were absolutely delighted with the overall experience.... More 

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Hopetoun H, Marketing Assistant at Hopetoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Stables Tearoom Afternoon Tea is a definite favorite of our visitors. Glad you enjoyed our take on a classic. We hope you can come back to see us soon and try some of the other delicious food the Tearoom has to offer Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Private night visit care of Azamara cruise ship. Very atmospheric at night with room guides in costume. It is some way out of town though and best reached by car.

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Hopetoun H, Marketing Assistant at Hopetoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Azmara Event This was an event we all loved being a part of and are so please you enjoyed it too. We hope you pay us a visit again Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team More 

North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were part of a cruise ship group of over 600 that were bussed to Hopetoun for what was billed as an extravagant evening. We have been often before but never at night. While we had special bars, canapes and even Beating the Retreat and fireworks that most visitors will not enjoy, it is still a wonderful place to visit... More 

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Hopetoun H, Marketing Assistant at Hopetoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Its lovely to hear such nice comments about the Azmara Event. We enjoyed being apart of this event, it was a fantastic night and we hope you enjoyed the spectacular finale. Would be lovely for you to come along and experience Hopetoun in its traditional form. We would love to welcome you back. Yours Sincerely,... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The staff at Hopetoun are friendly and welcoming. They are deeply knowledgable about the house, and eager to share their enthusiasm with visitors. The tour of Hopetoun is generally self-guided, and there are information sheets in each room as well as guides posted throughout the house for visitors to ask questions. There is one guided tour every day at 2... More 

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