• House of the Binns
    House of the BinnsThe National Trust for Scotland
  • House of the Binns, Interior
    House of the Binns, Interior The National Trust for Scotland
  • House of the Binns, Interior
    House of the Binns, Interior The National Trust for Scotland
  • Peacock at House of the Binns
    Peacock at House of the Binns© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Tower on the Hill
    The Tower on the Hill© The National Trust for Scotland

Set in beautifully landscaped parkland overlooking the River Forth, this 17th-century laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyell family for 400 years.

The present house was built in 1612 by Thomas Dalyell, an Edinburgh merchant who had made his fortune at the court of King James VI and I in London.

In 1944, the Dalyell family gifted the house, its contents and the parkland, along with an endowment, to the National Trust for Scotland under its Country House Scheme, keeping the right of the family to live in the house.

The house was gifted to the NTS in 1944, along with the parkland, contents and an endowment, under the Country House Scheme by Eleanor Dalyell and her son Tam Dalyell, who retained the right of the family to live in the house and contribute towards the upkeep and maintenance in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland.


House of the Binns Guidebook

House Of The Binns Guidebook

The House of the Binns stands as a living monument to one of Scotlands oldest families, the Dalyells, who have lived here since 1612. The family home of the Dalyell family for nearly 400 years. The house was gifted …

House Of The Binns Guidebook£3.50
 

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Opening times & Prices

30 Oct
  • House (Tours only): Closed
  • Estate: 07.30 - 19.30
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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

5 day weather forecast

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  • Sat 01/11 : Patchy rain nearby 13°C 13°C 01/11
  • Sun 02/11 : Cloudy 10°C 10°C 02/11
  • Mon 03/11 : Light rain 9°C 9°C 03/11