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Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

Getting here

Hill of Tarvit is 2 miles south of Cupar, off the A916.
Address Hill of Tarvit Mansion Cupar Fife KY15 5PB

From Cupar, take the A914 towards Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy. Just outside Cupar, take the A916 to Craigrothie. Hill of Tarvit Mansion is signposted from this junction.

From the south, follow signs via Peat Inn to Pitscottie. From there follow the tourist signs via Ceres to Hill of Tarvit Mansion.

Contact information

Telephone: 01334 653127

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Opening times


Please book your ticket in advance.

1 Jan–11 Jun, closed Current period12 Jun–31 Oct, Sat & Sun, 11.00–17.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Kingarrock Hickory Golf

1 Jan–27 May, closed Current period28 May–31 Oct, Thurs–Mon, first tee time 09.30
Garden and grounds

Current periodDaily, 9.00–dusk

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to the grounds – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made some changes at Hill of Tarvit Mansion to keep you and our staff safe during your visit. We’ve introduced an advance booking system to manage visitor numbers and maintain social distancing. Members can book for free, while non-members will be asked to pay when booking.

Ticket numbers are capped each day, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. In accordance with government guidelines, booking groups should contain no more than two household groups.

Please note: if you do not pre-book, we cannot guarantee entry to the property and you may be turned away.

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Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

Dogs are welcome throughout the estate and gardens but must be kept under close control/on a lead. Assistance dogs only are permitted in the mansion house.

Parking is free for members and golfers, otherwise £2 per day.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage

Parking for disabled visitors is available on the forecourt, which can also be used as a drop-off point.

There’s an accessible toilet in the car park.

Baby changing
Bike route
Buggy access
Children’s activities
Coach parking

Dogs are welcome throughout the estate and gardens but must be kept under close control/on a lead. Assistance dogs only are permitted in the mansion house.

We offer guided tours of the mansion house for all ages.

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Parking is free for members and golfers.

Self-guided trail

There are lovely walks through the woodlands up to the top of the Tarvit Hill, from where you can see as far as the Perthshire hills on a clear day.

We’re developing parts of the gardens into a plant finder’s garden, which reflects the collecting ethos of the Sharp family. Follow the special trail to discover many fascinating and unusual plants along the borders in the north garden.

  • There’s a front door ramp into the house where visitors can access the ground floor, toilets and tearoom.
  • There are stairs leading to the top floors, with no disabled access.
  • From the outside, there are steep stairs leading down to the tearoom; however, access to these rooms can be gained through the front entry of the house.
  • A wheelchair is available.
  • There are gravel paths throughout the grounds.