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House of the Binns

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

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.

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 currently closed 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.

No dogs are allowed due to the sheep and lambs.

For more information about planning your visit, please see the drop-down facilities below or our frequently asked questions.

If you need to get in touch, please telephone 01506 830175.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development.

We have created a detailed accessibility guide for House of the Binns.

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

Disabled parking is available at the main door by arrangement.

Buggy access

Parking is available a short distance from the house and is free for members of the National Trust for Scotland.


Outside, there is extensive landscaped parkland to explore, which has sheep, cattle and a peafowl colony of about 20. There are ranger-guided walks and activities as advertised on our Events page.

Walk through the woodland to the tower on the hill for a wonderful panoramic view of central Scotland.

Opening times


Private tours for groups are available by appointment only – please email

Current periodHouse closed until further notice

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, daily, 9.00–19.30

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50