Places to visit

Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

A grand day out, Edwardian-style with period games and 9-hole hickory golf club course

  • Discover a fascinating record of upstairs and downstairs life in an Edwardian mansion.

  • View the fabulous Sharp Collection, which includes paintings, tapestries and ceramics.

  • Get stuck into period parlour games or enjoy croquet on the lawn.

  • Tee off at Kingarrock Golf Course, an original 9-hole hickory club course.

  • Enjoy a relaxing break in one of the peaceful holiday cottages in the grounds.

Downton Abbey fans need look no further than Fife to find this wonderful example of Edwardian stately living.

Hill of Tarvit was originally Wemyss Hall. In 1904, the new owner, Frederick Sharp, commissioned Robert Lorimer to transform the 17th-century house into an early-20th-century mansion. When the Sharp family moved into Hill of Tarvit, they had electricity, telephones connecting each room and central heating.

Lorimer also designed the landscaped gardens, with formal lawns, yew hedging, flowering borders and a sunken rose garden.

Today, Hill of Tarvit is fascinating for the record it preserves of Edwardian life both upstairs and downstairs.