4 Events at House of the Binns

  • Two Houses and a Castle Walk

    Two Houses and a Castle Walk

    Dates:Sun 14 Jun Location:House of the Binns

    This Circular walk will be led by rangers from the Trust, Historic Scotland and Hopetoun Estate. We will be visiting Blackness Castle, the House of the Binns and Hopetoun House Estate.

    Details


    The route will take you along the Forth Estuary by Blackness Castle and then up the road to House of the Binns. From there we will walk to the Binns Tower at the high point of the estate and over into Hopetoun Woods leading to Abercorn Church.

    We will then go down to the John Muir Way before entering the Hopetoun Estate for a wee wander round. After this it will be back along the John Muir Way to finish at Blackness.

    If you are interested in the architectural and natural history of the properties and would like to learn more about the area then this is the walk for you,

    The route is approximately six miles and is strenuous in places, some points will require climbing over fences and walking on uneven ground.

    Walking boots and outdoor clothing are a must. A pack lunch is required as we will stop for lunch on route.

    about the difficulty of this walk please call or email the Lothian ranger service for more details.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Jun 2015 : 10:00 - 14:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01506 834255

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Slimy Minibeast Safari

    Dates:Thu 30 Jul Location:House of the Binns

    Join us at the House of the Binns for this fantastic family event. Get closer to nature this summer as we search for the Minibeasts at Binns.

    Details

    Is it slimy, smelly, big or small. Lets find out what minibeasts are at the House of the Binns you will be surprised.

    Booking Essential Children must be accompanied by an adult

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Jul 2015 : 13:30 - 15:30

    Prices:

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

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01506 834255
  • 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 : 08:00 - 10:00

    Prices:

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

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01506 834255
  • 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 01506 834255

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

18 Apr
  • 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