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Set in 105 hectares (260 acres) of 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.
Did you know?

The most notorious member of the family was General Tam Dalyell, the so-called 'Muscovy Brute', who, according to Sir Walter Scott, roasted his enemies in the Bake House oven and introduced the thumbscrew into Scotland

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Opening times

Estate: all year, daily, gates closed between 7.30pm and 7.30 am.

House: 1 Jun to 30 Sep, Sat-Wed 2-5. Guided tours only (last tour 4.15)

Tel. 0844 493 2127

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