A view of the exterior of Newhailes House, looking between two ivy-covered trees. Red blinds cover the windows.
Edinburgh & The Lothians

Newhailes House & Gardens

About this place

Palladian house that played a prominent role in the Scottish Enlightenment

  • Step back in time on one of our expertly guided tours and explore Newhailes House, a treasure trove of curiosities that offers an insight into the lives of the generations of Dalrymple family who once lived here.
  • 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 family-friendly events – including festivals, musical performances, dog and car shows, and our monthly Farmers’ Market.
  • Inspire your child’s imagination as they climb, crawl, slide and explore in Weehailes Adventure Playpark!

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

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. And we’re keeping this spirit of creativity alive by collaborating with local artists. Anna (A.M.Ceramic) is our resident potter and is on site at weekends – you can purchase her beautiful pottery directly from her studio. Keep an eye out for sculpture installations around the estate too.

As you take a relaxing stroll through our grounds, 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.

For younger adventurers, our playpark is designed for children aged 3–12. We’ve extended it for 2022, adding new swings, a seesaw and a roundabout. A fun-filled day of exploring for all the family can be rounded off with an ice cream from The Dairy.

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Today's Opening Hours

Shop and second-hand bookshop
Tours run from 11.00
Weehailes Playpark
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Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Accreditations and awards

  • The oval logo for the Scottish Tourist Board's five-star visitor attraction. It features white and green text on a navy background, with an illustration of a thistle at the top.
  • The Green Tourism Business Scheme badge for a silver award. The text is displayed in a green oval with a picture of a thistle at the top.


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Venue hire

Newhailes is the perfect venue for intimate weddings and private parties.

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School visits

We welcome school visits at Newhailes.

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