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Newhailes House & Gardens

Palladian house that played a prominent role in the Scottish Enlightenment
Newhailes in the spring
Overview
  • Step back in time and discover what secrets and curiosities Newhailes House holds within its 300-year-old walls.

  • Explore Newhailes House’s breathtaking interiors and fine art collection, and learn about the fascinating lives of its former owners: the influential Dalrymple family.

  • Enjoy woodland walks in the 18th-century designed landscape, with views across the River Forth, and afterwards treat yourself to a delicious lunch in our Stables Café.

  • Come along to one of our many exciting events – including open-air theatre, art workshops and our monthly Farmers’ Market!

  • Inspire your child’s imagination as they climb, crawl, slide and explore in Weehailes Adventure Playpark. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to our recently opened Old Dairy ice cream parlour!

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Today’s Opening Hours

Weehailes Playpark
10.00–16.00
House
pre-bookable tours
The Dairy ice cream and coffee shop
10.00–17.00
Café and shop
09.00–17.00
Estate
Dawn–dusk
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Entry prices

Adult
£12.00
Concession
£10.00
Child
£6.00
Family
£30.00
One adult family
£25.00
Child (under 5s free)
Free
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About this place

Newhailes is a stunning estate, complete with a Palladian mansion, woodland walks and our recently renovated Stables Café, that has something for all the family to enjoy.

Travel back in time on one of our expertly guided tours and explore Newhailes House, a treasure trove of curiosities. The house is layered with centuries of interiors, fine art, furniture and ceramics that offer an insight into the lives of the generations of Dalrymple family who once lived here.

With its rococo interiors, Italian marble fireplaces, Chinese sitting room and impressive fine art collection, Newhailes House has always been a place of innovation and creativity. We’re keeping the spirit of creativity alive by collaborating with artists. Anna (A.M Ceramic) is our resident potter and is on site at weekends – you can purchase her beautiful pottery. Keep an eye out for sculpture installations coming soon to the estate too!

We also have a variety of creative events taking place, including art workshops, open-air theatre and a monthly farmers’ market – so be sure to check our events listings before you plan your visit.

Take a relaxing stroll through our breathtaking grounds and see what wildlife you can spot as you pass the Shell Grotto, Tea House, and Ladies’ Walk. Don’t forget to look out for our apiaries and wave hello to our fantastic volunteers in the allotments.

And after enjoying all that Newhailes House and Estate has to offer, you can treat yourself to a delicious lunch in our recently renovated Stables Café.

For younger adventurers, our playpark is open for ages 3–12. A fun-filled day of exploring can be rounded off with an ice cream from our Ice Cream Parlour in the Old Dairy.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 5 Star Visitor Attraction
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