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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Hopetoun H, General Manager at Hopetoun House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review of your visit to Hopetoun House, we really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We pride our selves on our exceptional standards and attention to detail and we apologise if we did not meet these standards on the occasion of your visit. We value your opinion and would... More

Riverside, California, United States
Senior Contributor
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
14 reviews 14 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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