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  • Survival Skills

    Survival Skills

    Dates:Wed 22 Oct Location:House of the Binns

    Join us at the House of the Binns as we learn all about survival skills, led by the Lothian ranger service.


    We will be learning how to make non traceable fire as well finding out all about the House of the Binns archaeology, plus lots more...

    For 7 years and up.

    Booking is essential

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 Oct 2014 : 12:00 - 14:00


    • Child : £ 5.00


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


    Booking is 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

22 Oct
  • 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

  • Wed 22/10 : Light rain 11°C 11°C 22/10
  • Thu 23/10 : Patchy light drizzle 13°C 13°C 23/10
  • Fri 24/10 : Patchy rain nearby 11°C 11°C 24/10
  • Sat 25/10 : Partly Cloudy 12°C 12°C 25/10
  • Sun 26/10 : Patchy rain nearby 12°C 12°C 26/10