Places to visit

Newhailes

Newhailes

Palladian house with sumptuous decorative details and surrounding woodlands

  • Discover breathtaking rococo designs in the Great Apartment.

  • Admire features such as gilded eagles and early 18th-century trompe l’oeil decoration.

  • Soak up the atmosphere in the eerie abandoned servants’ kitchen and scullery.

  • Enjoy woodland walks and views across the Forth.

A Palladian house fit for a baronet, originally built in the 17th century, Newhailes brings three centuries of history to life. The house was owned by the Dalrymple family and featured prominently in the Scottish Enlightenment. 

Newhailes is a treat for visitors, revealing sumptuous decorative details at every turn, from the gilded eagles over the drawing room windows to Chinese wallpaper and imposing Italian marble fireplaces. 

The Trust is currently undertaking an exciting conservation project to restore several areas of the highly significant 18th-century designed landscape, including the flower garden, kitchen garden and formal lawns.