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Edinburgh & The Lothians

House of the Binns

Family portraits and furnishings from the heart of Scottish history grace the home of the Dalyells

Planning your visit

Access to the house can be arranged by special request and for groups. Please telephone 01506 830175 for further details. 

Since 1944, this grand home has been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland on the proviso that ‘the history, legend and memory of the family’ are preserved and that subsequent generations retain the right to live there. 

Outside, there is extensive landscaped parkland to explore, which has sheep, cattle and a peafowl colony of about 30.

Parking is available a short distance from the house.

No dogs are allowed due to the sheep and lambs. 

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


See full accessibility information
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hearing loop
Self-guided trail
Wheelchair access

Opening times

Current periodOpen all year, daily. Gates closed at 19.30
Current period1 Jan–31 Mar 2020, closed The house is open by special request and for tours by arrangement. Please see the Planning your Visit section for more details.

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Disabled parking is available at the main door by arrangement.
  • Of the 10 rooms shown on the tour, 8 are on the ground floor and easily accessible. There is an ‘armchair visit’ and photograph album of the upper floors.
  • The toilet is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Braille information sheets are available.
  • Coach parking is available in the car park or by the house.

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.