A view of Hill of Tarvit mansion house, looking up from the immaculate lawn at the front. The grass is bordered by dark yew hedges. It is a sunny day.
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Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

About this place

Work, rest and play ‘above’ and ‘below’ stairs in this Edwardian mansion with its own unique golf course

  • Discover the hidden secrets of the Arts & Crafts-style mansion and its grounds.
  • View the fabulous Sharp Collection, including paintings, tapestries and ceramics.
  • Try your hand at snooker, lawn bowls, putting and croquet.
  • Tee off in Twenties style on the only dedicated hickory golf course in the UK.
  • Enjoy a relaxing break in one of the peaceful holiday cottages in the grounds.

Built between 1904 and 1908, Hill of Tarvit was occupied as a home for the Sharp family for just 40 years before being passed to the National Trust for Scotland. Largely unchanged from when it was first designed by the architect Sir Robert Lorimer, it offers a superb glimpse into the rapidly changing years of the first half of the 20th century.

Lorimer also designed the landscaped gardens, with formal lawns, yew hedging, flowering borders and a sunken rose garden. The Sharps then built a 9-hole golf course to further their interest in the game.

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Today's Opening Hours

Kingarrock Hickory Golf
first tee time 10.00
Garden and grounds
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Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot
Car park
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £5.20 / month

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Accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction award
  • Green Tourism Silver

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Did you know?

The Chippendale ‘harlequin back’ chairs in the dining room all have individual wood carvings.

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Enjoy the tranquillity of the grounds in one of our beautiful holiday properties.

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Take a look at our collection of great gift ideas. 100% of our profits go towards protecting Scotland’s heritage.

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Hill of Tarvit Mansion is one of the prettiest wedding venues in Scotland.

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