3 Events at Newhailes

  • Landscape Photographic Workshop

    Dates:Sun 15 Mar Location:Newhailes

    Join Lothian Rangers and the Trust in-house photographer as they lead a Landscape Photographic Workshop.


    You will gain knowledge of the following:

    Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO in detail
    How to shoot in manual mode and get it right every time.
    Technicalities of long exposure landscape photography.
    Macro & wildlife photography techniques.
    Macro photography and lighting techniques.
    Colour space.
    Image processing workflow Adobe Light room & Photoshop.
    Speeding up the image editing process; Photoshop and/or Light room.
    Copyrighting your photographs.
    Publishing your photographs.

    We be will be based at Newhailes Estate but will also be going to Fisherrow Harbour in Musselburgh.

    Please call 0844 493 2124 for more details

    Online Booking Essential
    Tea and Coffee Lunch provided.

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Mar 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00


    • Adult : £ 70.00
    • buy online


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


    Booking essential
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Dates:Fri 3 Apr - Mon 6 Apr Location:Newhailes

    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:

    • 03 Apr 2015 - 06 April 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00


    • Child : £ 2.00


    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Challenges, Problems and Opportunities ~ A case study

    Challenges, Problems and Opportunities ~ A case study

    Dates:Tue 5 May Location:Newhailes



    As custodian of many of Scotland’s finest gardens and designed landscapes, the National Trust for Scotland possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the business of caring for this important part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

    As well as introducing participants to the subject of garden history, this course will explore the singular complexities of garden management and conservation – where to source information, how to interpret the evidence to tell the story of a garden, and how to use this in making management decisions.

    Since acquiring the estate of Newhailes in 1997, the Trust has faced a number of conservation challenges to do with the house and designed landscape, and with public access. An introduction to the property will be followed by a practical exercise, intended to illustrate some of the factors affecting management decisions, and the processes by which these are reached.

    VENUE: Newhailes, by Musselburgh, East Lothian

    Download Course Dates and Times

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 May 2015 : 10:00 - 16:30


    For further information please call 0844 4932125


    Please contact the coordinator for a booking form and additianal details

Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa. Newhailes is famed for having some of the finest rococo interiors in Scotland.

There are sumptuous decorative details at every turn, from the gilded eagles over the drawing room windows to the exquisite Chinese wallpaper and imposing Italian marble fireplaces.

A major part of the house’s charm is its mellow feel. Newhailes has been allowed to grow old gracefully through a pioneering conservation policy which does ‘as much as is necessary, but as little as possible’ to keep the house in good order without disturbing its ‘untouched’ atmosphere.

Newhailes Guidebook

Newhailes Guidebook

With much of its original decorative scheme intact, you can enjoy the Chinese hand painted wallpaper, painted woodwork and furnishings of Newhailes as they have mellowed over time. The library of Sir David Dalrymple, one of Newhailes' most …

Newhailes Guidebook£5.95

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Opening times & Prices

22 Dec
  • House(Tours only): Closed
  • Visitor Centre: Closed
  • Shop: Closed
  • Stables Café: Closed
  • Estate: all year daily
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  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £12.50
  • Family: £29.50
  • 1 Parent: £23.00
  • Concession: £9.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 5 Star

5 day weather forecast

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