3 Events at House of the Binns

  • Two Houses and a Castle Walk Lothian Ranger Events

    Two Houses and a Castle Walk

    Dates:Sun 26 Jun Location:House of the Binns

    Join three ranger services on this summer walk between Blackness Castle, House of the Binns and Hopetoun House.

    Details

    This walk is run by the ranger service of Hopetoun house, the National trust for Scotland and Historic environment Scotland.

    Enjoy the magnificent beauty of these

    iconic pieces of architecture and the peaceful

    countryside in between.

    Walk length– 5 miles (approx)

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Call 0131 3193956 or

    e-mail: Ranger@hopetoun.co.uk

    Booked places must be paid for in advance.

    Cost: £5 per adult.

    Route will involve fence crossings and rough underfoot conditions,

    Walkers must have a good level of fitness.

    Dates & Times:

    • 26 Jun 2016 : 10:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Call 0131 3193956 or e-mail Ranger@hoptoun.co.uk

    Booking:

    Bookings are through hopetoun ranger and not House of the Binns
  • Nature Activity

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 28 Jul - Thu 4 Aug Location:House of the Binns

    Join the Rangers for a chance for children to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors.

    Details

    Thursday 28 July - come on a minibeast hunt

    Thursday 4 August - join us for den building

    Outdoor clothing essential.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Jul 2016 : 14:00 - 15:15
    • 04 Aug 2016 : 14:00 - 15:15

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.50

    Contact:

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

    Booking:

    Booking essential book online
  • Bat Walk

    Dates:Thu 11 Aug Location:House of the Binns

    Join the NTS rangers as they take you on a bat walk at House of the Binns.

    Details

    If you would like to know the difference between a common and soprano pipistrelle bat then this walk is for you.

    A Lothian ranger will do a brief talk on bats then we will be using bat detectors to find the bats' echolocation sounds.

    There will be a chance to see a bat box where bats have roosted and to ask the ranger lots of questions about bats.

    Outdoor shoes and warm clothing a must.

    A torch is advisable.

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Aug 2016 : 20:15 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 3.50

    Contact:

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

    Booking:

    Booking essential

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

29 May
  • 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