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Address: Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6RY, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 665 1546
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Thu - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and...

Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa. Newhailes is famed for having some of the finest rococo interiors in Scotland. There are sumptuous decorative details at every turn, from the gilded eagles over the drawing room windows to the exquisite Chinese wallpaper and imposing Italian marble fireplaces. A major part of the house's charm is its mellow feel. Newhailes has been allowed to grow old gracefully through a pioneering conservation policy which does 'as much as is necessary, but as little as possible' to keep the house in good order without disturbing its 'untouched' atmosphere.

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Lovely for a peaceful walk

Lovely historic old house and grounds. Great for a relaxing walk cafe on site too in a lovely courtyard setting.

Reviewed 6 days ago
carol B
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely historic old house and grounds. Great for a relaxing walk cafe on site too in a lovely courtyard setting.

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TeamNewhailes, Visitor Experience Team at Newhailes, responded to this review

Dear carol B - thank you for visiting Newhailes and so glad to hear you enjoyed it. Best wishes from the Visitor Experience Team More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful house, sympathetically restored so its real story can still be told. Lots of changes inside and out to reflect the fashions, personal tastes and circumstances of its inhabitants. House was brought alive by a most informative and friendly guide, (Susan?). Staff at the ticket desk so helpful too. Lovely cafe and luckily was a nice enough day to enjoy... More 

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TeamNewhailes, Visitor Experience Team at Newhailes, responded to this review

Dear Karen F Thank you for visiting Newhailes and for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes from the Visitor Experience Team More 

Morpeth, United Kingdom
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602 reviews
414 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We specifically stayed in the area in order to visit here and other attractions. Newhailes is a very interesting estate being completely 'as found' after the family left the property. The emphasis is on conservation not renovation so much of the house is worn in, that actually makes for a more interesting visit as it is not a pristine and... More 

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CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this review

Dear bdon257, Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit. All the best from the Newhailes team. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a day trip with family. The house and it's history is something. The tour guide explained to us quite detail. Items in the house left as it originally placed. the walk into the park is not exhaustive, but there is still part of the estate still under renovation.

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Dear KDH1976, Thank you for your comments. All the best from the Newhailes team More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take your dog for a walk plenty of places for it to explore and other dogs to play with and then you can get a coffee at the shop from the friendly staff

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Dear Roddy1957, Thank you for your lovely review. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an interesting place! Conservation approach to the house is fascinating. Guided tour of the house was very good. Would love to see more! Look forward to visiting again and seeing the work being done on the grounds.

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CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this review

Dear dkvl, Thank you for your lovely review, we are happy you enjoyed your visit with us! All the best from the Newhailes Team More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place, fantastic guide, cannot remember the gentleman's name but he was knowledgable and interesting. Lovely walk in the grounds too, a memorable day out overall, would highly recommend!

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CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this review

Dear Greig101, Thank you for your review, we are very glad you thoroughly enjoyed your visit! All the best from the Newhailes Team More 

Edinburgh
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite places and about to get even better with lots of development going on. The house is amazing and every visit reveals something new.

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CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this review

Dear Gaynor A, Thanks for your lovely words. All the best from the Newhailes Team More 

Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I love coming here, it's so peaceful and relaxing! My love love running about the fields too.. everyone you bump into is usually very friendly!

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Dear saz1989, Thanks for your lovely review. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We love Newhailles not just for the house but the walks are good and they are very dog friendly. There is a small cafe and shop but we go often to walk the dogs because it is safe and they love it

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Dear Stephen N, Thank you for your nice review. More 

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