11 Events at Newhailes

  • Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 4 Aug - Thu 3 Nov Location:Newhailes

    Nature Nippers for Children from 0 to 5 to have fun and learn all about nature and outdoors.

    Details

    5th May – Charming the worms of Newhailes estate.

    Learn how to worm charm and find out how amazing worms are, be prepared to get a little muddy.

    4th Aug – Meadow safari

    Let’s have some fun on the grasslands of Newhailes. We will meet our skylark friends and find out what bugs and beasties are in the grass.

    1st Sept – Batty Bats

    Find out what bats we have at Newhailes estate and where they live. Enjoy some batty games and crafts to finish.

    3rd Nov – Leaves and Fruit

    What Natural art can we make out of leaves and fruit (Be prepared to get mucky).

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will be outside so warm, waterproof clothes are a must.

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 01 Sep 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 03 Nov 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.50

    Contact:

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

    Booking:

    Online booking essential
  • Behind the Scenes House Tours

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 25 Aug - Thu 29 Sep Location:Newhailes

    See Newhailes House off the beaten path...

    Details

    Join one of our guides to see the rooms not currently on the tour at Newhailes House, their history and conservation issues.

    Tours start at the Visitor Centre. Max 6 per tour. Please note that the ticket price applies to both NTS members and non-members.

    Dates & Times:

    • 25 Aug 2016 : 16:15 - 17:15
    • 29 Sep 2016 : 16:15 - 17:15

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 13.00
    • Concession : £ 11.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Bat Walk

    Dates:Fri 29 Jul Location:Newhailes

    Join the NTS rangers as they take you on a bat walk at Newhailes.

    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.

    It's advisable to bring a torch.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Jul 2016 : 20:30 - 22:30

    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
  • Festival Players' Hamlet

    Dates:Sat 30 Jul Location:Newhailes

    Fast-paced 2-Hour production Hamlet performed in front of Newhailes house.

    Details

    In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, The Festival Players Theatre Company is proud to present the Bard’s most famous play, Hamlet. Presented in full costume, an all-male company will bring you the excitement of this great thriller; intrigue, ghostly visitations, passion, a play-within-a play, a gripping duel, and humour, in a crystal-clear and fast-paced 2-Hour production.

    Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating. No wet weather provision. Advanced booking advised.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Jul 2016 : 19:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.50
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 36.00
    • Concession : £ 11.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Historic Herbal Products Workshop

    Dates:Sun 18 Sep Location:Newhailes

    A half-day workshop taught by a professional herbalist! Learn how to make your own natural products...

    Details

    In the 18th century advances in foreign travel and exploration, along with innovations in manufacturing, brought major changes in domestic practices relating to health and beauty. Come and explore 18th century home pharmacy at Newhailes and learn to make some traditional remedies and body care products to take home.

    All products will be provided, including containers for taking your concoctions home with you! Tickets cost £45 per person and include light refreshments.

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Sep 2016 : 11:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 45.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Bat walk

    Dates:Fri 30 Sep Location:Newhailes

    Want to know the difference from a common and soprano pipistrelle bat then this walk is for you?

    Details

    Join a Lothian Ranger for a wee talk on bats then use a detector to find the bats using echolocation sounds. There will also be a chance to see where bats have roosted and to ask lots of questions.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Sep 2016 : 20:00 - 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 book online
  • Nature Activity Days Day 1

    Dates:Tue 18 Oct Location:Newhailes

    If your child likes anything to do with nature and being outdoors then this is the event for them.

    Details

    Day 1 will consist of

    Minibeast Hunt

    Natural Bird feeder making

    Natural art

    The activity days are very popular and online booking is required.

    Children will be dropped off and picked up at Newhailes Estate.

    Warm out clothing and outdoor shoes are a must

    Children must bring a packed lunch with them

    Children will receive a certificate for attending the day.

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Oct 2016 : 10:30 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 20.00

    Contact:

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

    Booking:

    Online booking essential for children from 6 upwards
  • Nature Activity Days, Day 2

    Dates:Wed 19 Oct Location:Newhailes

    If your child likes anything to do with nature and being outdoors then this is the event for them.

    Details

    Day 2 will consist of

    Den building

    Water filtration

    None traceable fire lighting

    The activity days are very popular and online booking is required.

    Children will be dropped of at Newhailes Estate

    Children must bring outdoor clothing and shoes

    Children must bring a packed lunch

    Certificate will be given to children for attending the day

    Dates & Times:

    • 19 Oct 2016 : 10:30 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 20.00

    Contact:

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

    Booking:

    Online booking essential for children from 6 upwards
  • Newhailes Hallowe'en with Mercat Tours

    Newhailes Hallowe'en with Mercat Tours

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 28 Oct - Sun 30 Oct Location:Newhailes

    See another side of this beautiful house as darkness falls and your guide chills you to the core with sinister tales of curses, witches and death...

    Details

    This event is very popular, so make sure to book your tickets early!

    Tours at 18.00, 19.45 & 21.30

    Booking is essential with Mercat Tours, please visit www.mercattours.com/online-booking.asp or call on 0131 225 5445

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 21:30
    • 29 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 21:30
    • 30 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 21:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 18.00
    • Child : £ 10.00
    • Family : £ 50.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Spooky Halloween Trail & Crafts

    Spooky Halloween Trail & Crafts

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 29 Oct - Sun 30 Oct Location:Newhailes

    Join us in the Stables Courtyard to start your spooky trail and afterwards join in on some crafty fun!

    Details

    A prize for all who return safely from the trail…

    Fancy dress with wellies and waterproofs encouraged.

    £5 for trail and arts & crafts if booked ahead, £6 at the door. Adults go free!

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Oct 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 30 Oct 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Santa's Grotto at Newhailes

    Santa's Grotto at Newhailes

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 10 Dec - Sun 18 Dec Location:Newhailes

    Come join us for festive treats in the Stables Visitor Centre! Santa will be in his grotto, the shop will be selling gift items, and the café will be serving Christmas goodies!

    Details

    £4 per child for Santa’s Grotto if booked in advance, £5 at the door. Adults go for free!

    FREE entry to Newhailes Visitor Centre

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 11 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 17 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00
    • 18 Dec 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 4.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599

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

29 Jul
  • House (Tours only): 12.00 - 17.00
  • Visitor Centre: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Shop: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Stables Café: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Estate: all year daily
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Newhailes will only be accessible from Newcraighall/Fort Kinnaird during the day on July 30th due to Riding of The Marches Procession event. Access from Musselburgh will be blocked.
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • House Tour
    Adult: £12.50
    Concession: £9.00
    Family: £29.50
    1 Parent Family:£23.00

    Family Tour
    Adult: £9.00
    Concession: £6.50
    Family: £22.00
    1 Parent Family: £17.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 5 Star
  • Visit Scotland Accredited - Taste our Best - Visit Scotland Accredited - Taste our Best