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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

Get directions

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Opening times


Pre-booking is no longer required. | Please note the mansion house will be closed on Sat 18 and Sat 25 June due to wedding celebrations taking place.

1 Jan–14 Apr, closed Current period15 Apr–30 Oct, Sat & Sun, 11.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00) 31 Oct–31 Dec, closed
Kingarrock Hickory Golf

1 Jan–28 Feb, closed Current period1 Mar–31 Oct, daily, first tee time at 10.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Garden and grounds

Current periodDaily, dawn–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 – 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.

What to expect during your visit

Pre-booking is no longer required.

Please note that there is no shop or tearoom at this property, but we have a coffee van in front of the Mansion House on occasion.


During the season when the Mansion House is open, the car park toilets are open daily.

Mansion House

For everyone’s safety, we’ve made some changes, so your visit will be different to what you’re used to. Please help us by following any directions given by staff.

  • There is no advance booking required but entry may be staggered, and groups limited in line with indoor socialising rules.
  • There will be no guided tours or room cards, but there are room guides throughout the Mansion House who will answer all your questions to the best of their abilities.
  • In line with government guidelines, you’re advised to wear a face covering in indoor places, unless you’re exempt, so please bring one with you and keep a safe distance from others.
  • Please use hand sanitiser where provided.
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place, but we ask visitors to be respectful towards our collection and mindful not to lean on or touch any of the furniture or surfaces.

Golf course

Please see our Kingarrock Hickory Golf page for more information and details on how to book a round.


Our gardens and wider grounds are free for everyone to enjoy and open from dawn until dusk all year round, with no booking required. 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.

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

Hearing loop
Large print

Parking is free for members and golfers.

Self-guided trail

During the season when the Mansion House is open, the car park toilets are open daily.

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.