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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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Very interesting - very helpful guides.

found it to be really interesting - lovely setting too. the guides were really helpful and informative - some of the best I've met - and made our visit quite special. Lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Franadfam51
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

found it to be really interesting - lovely setting too. the guides were really helpful and informative - some of the best I've met - and made our visit quite special. Lovely food in the cafe but a tad expensive we thought - especially that far North of the border!! Also - after reading a review by a rather upset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The House is fabulous and history interesting, obviously the views one of a kind. Beautiful setting for an event. The farm shop does wonderful meat, game and all sorts of produce, I bought whisky vinegar the last time. A must for foodies

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

deserves it's boast as the best house in Scotland. Very interesting, the guides we're very versed in the history of the house. The view from the roof of the three Firth of Forth bridges is not to be missed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Well worth a visit. Lovely shop and cafe. Nice home baking!! Seemingly there is also a great food shop on site too, selling local meat produce. Didn't get the chance to check it out, but will be going back again soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We decided to travel to South Queensferry from Edinburgh on the 21st of March just to go and visit Hopetoun House. There were no buses going out to the house and all taxis were booked up due to a big rugby game. However, we really wanted to see the estate, so we decided to walk. After about 45 minutes walk... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time write us a review. We do apologise that when you planned your visit to Hopetoun we were not open. We are open daily for 6 months of the year and have our opening times under the visit section on our website http://www.hopetoun.co.uk/visitor-information.html Hopetoun is still a family home and it is very important to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I visited Hopetoun on 12th April.The elegant and warm charm of the house was made all the more enjoyable by the welcome and generosity of time afforded to us by the lady at the ticket kiosk and by the four guides whom we spoke to.A delightful house and a delightful experience.A very big"Thank you to the staff... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Hopetoun! Our staff will be delighted to hear your feedback, we all work very hard to give our guest the best experience possible. Our guides and kiosk staff are a great asset to us. Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Enjoyed my first trip to zebus incredible jewel of the Scottish stately home crown over Easter. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed, informed and free to explore this beautiful piece of history. Excellent information guides and house guides ensured that you could effortlessly dig deeper into the rich history of the home and it's workings. I could have... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Hopetoun House. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day, we were very lucky with the weather! I will pass on your comments to everybody. We aim to make all our guests feel welcomed and at home when visiting us! Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have lived in Edinburgh for nearly 3 years, and somehow this House has passed us by. Decided to visit Easter Weekend - easy to find, plenty of parking available. Recommend taking a copy of the trails from the ticket office - they give short snippets of interesting information to learn a bit about the house, it's grounds and it's... 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 are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and made the most of everything we have on offer here! Hope to see you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have visited many places like this and Hopetoun was one of our favourites. My daugther and step daugther loved the tea room and said they felt really posh eating there. Good value for money and beautiful surroundings. Good day

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Hopetoun House. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and I will pass your feedback on to the team. We would love to welcome you back to Hopetoun. Yours Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team. More 

New Deer, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Beautiful location,highly recommend you visit the house itself.excellent farm shop and garden centre.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Hopetoun. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us! Your Sincerely, The Hopetoun Team More 

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