10 Events at Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

  • Scottish Snowdrop Festival Snowdrop Festival

    Scottish Snowdrop Festival

    Dates:Sat 28 Jan - Wed 15 Mar Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    Follow the waymarked trails at Hill of Tarvit to discover snowdrops hidden in the grounds and woodland.

    Details

    Wrap up warm and enjoy a bracing winter walk to discover snowdrops in the grounds of this Edwardian Stately home. Nestling on a hillside in the Fife countryside, this early 20th-century family home is a gem. The house was remodelled in 1906 by the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer who also designed the gardens with formal lawns, yew hedging, flowering borders and a sunken rose garden. The walled garden to the north contains sumptuous mixed borders and from here you can follow the paths to the hilltop viewpoint and the wider estate.

    Open from dawn until dusk with free admission and donations welcomed. There will be a parking charge.

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Jan 2017 - 15 March 2017 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127
  • Wedding Open Day

    Wedding Open Day

    Dates:Sun 5 Mar Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    A great opportunity to visit the elegant & romantic Hill Of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Gardens, as we invite you to meet with a range of experts and professionals, and ready to help you get ready for your big day.

    Details

    Are you looking for the perfect venue for your wedding? Or are you simply browsing for those final touches for your upcoming nuptials? The join the team at Hill of Tarvit, and a host of professional suppliers and services - from florists to photographers, from drivers to decorators - all of whom with the expertise to make your special day one you'll remember forever. It's a great chance too to explore the unique Hill Of Tarvit and its beautiful gardens. Why not stop for a bite to eat in The Conservatory Tearoom. It's a free event, and promises to be a wonderful afternoon.

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Mar 2017 : 12:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127 or email hilloftarvit@nts.org.uk
  • Cadbury Egg Hunts Easter Events

    Cadbury Egg Hunts

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 14 Apr - Sun 16 Apr Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    The Easter bunny has hidden clues at lots of National Trust for Scotland places!

    Details

    Collect your hunt map, follow the clues, solve the puzzle and claim your chocolatey reward! Each hunt is completely different – the perfect excuse to hop along to more than one!

    £3 per hunt (Usual entry prices apply if you’d like to visit the house)

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Apr 2017 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 15 Apr 2017 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 16 Apr 2017 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127
  • Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 5 May - Fri 6 Oct Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    Nature Nippers is a fun and educational group for 1- 5 year old's, the group take place each month with a break in July.

    Details

    5 May - Little Homes for Little People We going to find out what lives in the woodland of Hill of Tarvit and will have a go at making our own little homes in the woodland. 2 June - Worming Charming We will be finding out all about earthworms and taking a walk to with our friend Super Worm. 4 August - Butterflies and Flutterbys Lets go on a butterfly hunt, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and come away with our own arts and craft butterfly. 8 September - What owls live here? Find out what owls live a Hill of Tarvit, build a small nest, look at some owl pellets and listen to some owl sounds. We'll also hear the little story of Little Owl. 5 October - Hibernation Time Find out what animals hibernate at Hill of Tarvit, some fly and some are prickly we'll do a few activities and have an arts and crafts session to finish.

    Suitable for: Under 5’s and their parents Duration: 1 hour Bring: Outdoor clothing and wellies.

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 May 2017 : 13:30 - 14:30
    • 02 Jun 2017 : 13:30 - 14:30
    • 04 Aug 2017 : 13:30 - 14:30
    • 08 Sep 2017 : 13:30 - 14:30
    • 06 Oct 2017 : 13:30 - 14:30

    Prices:

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127
  • Wildflower Meadow Walk

    Dates:Sun 21 May Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    On this ranger led walk you will learn about some of the fantastic species of wildflower in the meadow at Hill of Tarvit.

    Details

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 May 2017 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127
  • Bat Walk and Talk

    Dates:Fri 30 Jun Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    Hill of Tarvit is a fantastic place to see bats up close.

    Details

    The site ranger will be using bat detectors to find what species are present and you'll also have a chance to look at where the bats roost, you will be surprised what species the site has!

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Jun 2017 : 20:45 - 22:30

    Prices:

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127
  • Wild Thursday Afternoons

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 20 Jul - Thu 10 Aug Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    The National Trust for Scotland Ranger service will be running two hour family sessions throughout the summer holidays at Hill of Tarvit. Each session will have a different outdoor fun theme, sessions will run from 2pm to 4pm.

    Details

    20 July - Den Building Den building in the woods, come along have fun and building some woodland dens. 27 July - Woodland Art and Smelly Potions Let your imagination go wild in the woods as we make wonderful works of art and also find out what smells good and what smells bad! We'll be making smelly potions to take away. 3 August - It’s All About Birds. Have a chance to ID some of Hill of Tarvit birds and also have the chance to make your own natural apple bird feeder. 10 August - Fire and Water Ever wanted to know how to light a fire without matches? This session we'll be learning survival skills including how to not leave a trace when we leave the forest and also how to filtrate water.

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Jul 2017 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 27 Jul 2017 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 03 Aug 2017 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 10 Aug 2017 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127
  • International Bat Day Lothian Ranger Events

    International Bat Day

    Dates:Sat 26 Aug Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    Learn all about bats and take part in some bat box making.

    Details

    This international bat day we'll be holding free drop in sessions from 12:00pm you'll be able to learn lots more about bats from our rangers and have a go at making your very own bat box.

    Dates & Times:

    • 26 Aug 2017 : 12:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127
  • International Bat Day - Bat Walk and Talk

    Dates:Sat 26 Aug Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    To celebrate International Bat Day we'll be holding a ranger led walk and talk through our grounds.

    Details

    Hill of Tarvit is a fantastic place to see bats up close, the site ranger will be using bat detectors to find what species are present and you'll also have a chance to look at where the bats roost, you will be surprised what species the site has!

    Dates & Times:

    • 26 Aug 2017 : 20:00 - 22:00

    Prices:

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127
  • Fungi Wander

    Dates:Sun 17 Sep Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf

    Hill of Tarvit is known for its fast array of fungi come along on this ranger guided walk and see what we can find.

    Details

    Dates & Times:

    • 17 Sep 2017 : 13:30 - 15:30

    Prices:

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01334 653127

Step back to the early 1900s and enjoy a grand day out, Edwardian-style! Play our hickory lawn games and a spot of croquet, try your hand at billiards, outwit your chums in fun parlour games and more. Hill of Tarvit is one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansionhouses, replete with a splendid collection of antiques, furniture, Chinese porcelain and superb paintings by Sir Henry Raeburn, Allan Ramsay and eminent Dutch artists. 

The original 17th-century Wemyss House was remodelled in 1906 by Sir Robert Lorimer for wealthy jute manufacturer Frederick Sharp to showcase his outstanding collection of French, Chippendale-style and locally influenced furniture, porcelain and art accumulated by several generations of the prosperous Sharp family.

Surrounding Hill of Tarvit are gardens, woods, open heath and parkland to explore. Robert Lorimer also designed the landscaped gardens, with formal lawns, yew hedging, flowering borders and a sunken rose garden.

One of the property’s major attractions is the original 9-hole hickory club golf course, which is now completely restored, giving golfers a rare opportunity to turn back the clock and enjoy the game as it was played in Edwardian times.

Nearby is Scots Tarvit Tower, which is a must see. The key can be collected from reception at the mansion.


Upper West Wing Flat

Every bit as elegant as its name suggests, this self-contained flat takes up the first floor of Edwardian mansion house Hill of Tarvit. Remodelled in 1906 by architect Sir …

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Opening times & Prices

23 Feb
  • Mansion: Closed
  • Shop: Closed
  • Tearoom: Closed
  • Garden: 9.00 - Sunset
  • Estate: 9.00 - Sunset
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star