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Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

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

  • Discover the hidden secrets of the Edwardian mansion and its grounds.
  • View the fabulous Sharp Collection online, including paintings, tapestries and ceramics.
  • Let the good times roll and try your hand at lawn tennis, 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.

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.

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One adult family
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Silver

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Did you know?

The mansion was built with a central heating system and used electricity from its own generator.


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Hill of Tarvit mansion is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

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