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

This historic building is known as "Scotland's finest stately home."

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Marvellous stately house with an aussie connection

The last thing you don't expect when you visit a home like this anywhere in the UK is a connection to your home town, in my case Melbourne! We were warmly greeted by the first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leopold, Australia
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Leopold, Australia
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The last thing you don't expect when you visit a home like this anywhere in the UK is a connection to your home town, in my case Melbourne! We were warmly greeted by the first of our knowledgable staff members you proceded to tell us the story of the house Lord Hopetoun who became the Governer of Victoria in 1889... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievably friendly and knowledgeable staff make this fantastic stately home a five star place to visit! We also had a lovely lunch in the tea room which could not be faulted. The wait staff were very professional as well. Overall a great day out!

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1 Thank DB2160
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Beautiful Summers day I took my Grandson for a walk with my son around the stately home of Hopetoun House. I have never been there even though I have lived in Edinburgh for a long time. Great walk, great views of the three iconic bridges and of the Kingdom of Fife. If you are a visitor to Edinburgh... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This gorgeous stately home built by Sir William Bruce in 1699-1701 and later by Adams and sons 1721-1752 is where you bring friends holidaying in Scotland.The free guided tour of the libraries,butler's pantry,drawing room,dining room,bed chambers,garden parlour etc is excellent.There are typical 18th century state apartments,colonnades,the facade and painted ceiling.A visit to the Stables cafe for coffee and cake rounds... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to wander around and check it out. The docents know their stuff, and will fill you in or answer questions...or just let you meander along at your own pace.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down best afternoon tea I've ever had. Still compare everything to this and still to find another one that comes close. Dainty portions and some unusual savory things. Presented very well, everything tasted amazing and just the right amount

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early on a Monday morning. The setting is superb with breath taking views across the Firth of Forth. It was fascinating to see the new road bridge under construction. The welcome we received was genuine, with a very knowledgeable lady giving us a good introduction to the house. She did not insult our intelligence or talk down to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is is a wonderful house. Started in 1699 by Sir William Bruce and finished by William Adam in 1721 briber and John Afam finished it. The to houses are 17thC and 18thC. No additions in th Victorian era. The family ma a charitable trust in the 1970s and I am wondering if money is tight. A lot needs to be... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must go some way out of Edinburgh in order to experience this wonder..obviously a car is perfect...but the train from Edinburgh + (phone-booked) taxi (no rank at the station) ex Dalmeny gets you ALMOST to the door (as it were..there is a short walk from the ticket office/car park). Set in grounds to take your breath away, the long... More 

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Vale do Lobo, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original Bruce build and newer Adam addition is a great way to see different architectural styles together. Good tearoom choice for lunch. What a venue for a wedding as ballroom magnificent. Grounds extensive with 3 walks which can all be done in an hour and a bit.

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