2 Events at House of the Binns

  • Bat Walk

    Dates:Thu 6 Aug Location:House of the Binns

    Join us at the House of the Binns to find out more about the amazing life of bats.

    Details

    On this ranger led walk we will be using bat detectors and learning all about the different species of bat that can be found at House of the Binns.

    Outdoor shoes and warm clothing essential

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Aug 2015 : 20:00 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 3.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk
  • Bird ID Walk and Bird Food Making

    Dates:Thu 13 Aug Location:House of the Binns

    Join us at the House of Binns in the summer for this amazing family event.

    Details

    Brush up on your bird identification and learn all about the different species of birds that you can find at the House of the Binns.

    Get crafty and make your own bird food holder to take home and encourage lots of birds into your garden.

    Children must be accompanied with an adult

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Aug 2015 : 13:30 - 15:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 3.00
    • Child : £ 2.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

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

02 Aug
  • House (Tours only): 14.00 - 17.00
  • Last Tour: 16.15
  • 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