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Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

Work, rest and play ‘above’ and ‘below’ stairs in this Edwardian mansion with its own unique golf course
Hill of Tarvit Mansion
  • 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.

  • Let the good times roll and 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.

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Today’s Opening Hours

Kingarrock Hickory Golf
Daily, 9.00–dusk
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One adult family
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About this place

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

Hill of Tarvit was originally known as Wemyss Hall. In 1904, the new owner, Frederick Sharp, commissioned architect Robert Lorimer to transform the 17th-century house into a modern 20th-century mansion to display his amazing collection of fine art, porcelain and many other items. 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. The Sharps then built a 9 hole golf course to fulfil their passion for golf.

Today, Hill of Tarvit is fascinating for the record it preserves of Edwardian life both upstairs and downstairs. It also has the only exclusively hickory golf course in the UK. Tee times are available to book from March to October.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Silver