2 Events at House of the Binns

  • Snowdrop and Winter Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 21 Feb - Sun 22 Feb Location:House of the Binns

    Come along and learn all about House of the Binns Snowdrops and the other winter species that can be found on the estate.


    On this walk you will learn how to identify snowdrops and the other winter trees and plant species.

    With some spectacular views across the estate this walk is a great way for some gentle winter exercise.

    Booking Essential

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Feb 2015 : 14:00 - 15:15
    • 22 Feb 2015 : 14:00 - 15:15


    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 3.00
    • buy online


    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk


    Booking essential online
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Dates:Mon 6 Apr Location:House of the Binns

    Turn eggsplorer with us this Easter as you follow the trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury Egghead!


    Each of our 50 Cadbury Easter Egg Trails is completely different – a great excuse to try your hand at more than one!

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Apr 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00


    • Child : £ 2.00


    For further information please call 0844 4932127


    £2 per trail

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

27 Jan
  • House (Tours only): Closed
  • Estate: 07.30 - 19.30
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  • 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

  • Tue 27/01 : Overcast 7°C 7°C 27/01
  • Wed 28/01 : Blowing snow 7°C 7°C 28/01
  • Thu 29/01 : Overcast 3°C 3°C 29/01
  • Fri 30/01 : Partly Cloudy 4°C 4°C 30/01
  • Sat 31/01 : Sunny 4°C 4°C 31/01