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2 Events at House of the Binns

  • Marvellous Mini Beasts

    Marvellous Mini Beasts

    Dates:Sat 30 Aug Location:House of the Binns

    Join us at House of Binns and discover more about the outdoors.

    Details



    What weird and wonderful mini-beasts does the grassland hold, you will be amazed.

    Pre-booking essential.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Aug 2014 : 14:00 - 15:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk
  • Bat walk at the House of the Binns

    Bat walk at the House of the Binns

    Dates:Thu 11 Sep Location:House of the Binns

    Come along on this ranger led bat walk to see what bat species we have at House of the Binns.

    Details

    Pre-booking essential.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Sep 2014 : 20:00 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 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

28 Jul
  • House (Tours only): 14.00 - 17.00
  • 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

5 day weather forecast

  • Mon 28/07 : Sunny 24°C 24°C 28/07
  • Tue 29/07 : Light rain shower 18°C 18°C 29/07
  • Wed 30/07 : Light rain shower 19°C 19°C 30/07
  • Thu 31/07 : Light rain 16°C 16°C 31/07
  • Fri 01/08 : Patchy rain nearby 20°C 20°C 01/08