Hopetoun House is a unique gem of Europe’s architectural heritage and undoubtedly ‘Scotland’s finest stately home’. Built over 300 years ago, it is the home of the Hope family and is lived in today by the current Earl and his young family.
Hopetoun’s magnificence make it very popular with group tours, therefore during seasonal opening hours it is best to book in advance to be assured of our best attention.
It is also possible to book private tours all the year round. Groups are also welcome at our Stables Tearoom without booking a visit to Hopetoun House, but advance booking is recommended.
When you arrive, group leaders should pay for the visit in the Shop and Ticket Pavilion in the visitor car park to the left hand side of Hopetoun House. Coaches should then disembark at the bottom of the Front Steps, where Hopetoun staff will welcome the group.
Our guides are on hand in the various rooms to help you enjoy your visit by providing information on the House and Family and to answer any questions you may have. Visitors are free to explore the house at their own pace; allow at least an hour.
If booked in advance, we try to arrange for a guided tour but this is not always possible. The maximum number for a guided party should not exceed 20. An additional £1 per person, with a minimum of £15 will be charged.
The Grounds to the west of the House are amongst the finest areas of parkland in Lothian with delightful woodland walks and magnificient views along and across the Firth of Forth. A Countryside Ranger is available for assistance.
There is plenty of parking for coaches on site at Hopetoun.
There is designated parking, wheelchair loan, a lift to the main floor of the house and interactive digital access to the upper floor. Assistance dogs are welcome.
We warmly welcome all visitors with disabilities and we have a lift in operation so that those with limited mobility can gain entry to the main floor of the House. We have digital access to the upper floor of the Bruce House. Many of the trails within the Grounds are accessible by wheelchair. Groups are advised to book in advance.
Concession tickets are available for those registered disabled.
Hopetoun offers a £6 entry fee (30% discount) to group visits. We also offer an added value deal for the shop and tea-room eg. buy a scone and get free tea, or buy a Hopetoun Tea-towel/or set value and get an added gift.
We offer up to a £10 voucher for the driver.
Your visit can be adapted to last a minimum of 50 minutes, or an hour and a half, up to a maximum of 2 hours depending on how much time you have available.
The tearoom serves delicious snacks, lunches, afternoon and high teas. Coaches are welcome to use the facility for meals and snacks without entry to Hopetoun House. Coach Drivers are presented with a complimentary refreshment voucher. Opening hours are 11am – 4.30pm, please contact the tearoom on 0131 331 3661.
Hopetoun House and Grounds are open to groups by appointment all year round and to the general public daily from 6th April to 30th September 2012 from 10.30am – 5.00pm (last admission 4pm).
Booking or Enquiry:
Tel. 0044 (0)131 331 2451 or firstname.lastname@example.org