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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

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. 

The house is closed until April 2020 but visitors are welcome to explore the extensive landscaped parkland on one of the waymarked trails. Keep an eye out for the 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.


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Accessible parking
Free member parking
Self-guided trail

Opening times


Access to the house is by pre-booked guided tour only – please see the Events tab to book online. Private tours for groups are available by appointment only – please email

1 Dec–31 Dec 2019, closed Current period1 Jan–30 Apr 2020, closed 1 May–31 Oct, Sat & Sun, 10.30 & 13.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed

Current period1 Dec 2019–31 Dec 2020, daily, gates closed at 19.30

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.
  • 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.