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Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

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Historic Site
Hopetoun House is a country house near Queensferry, West Lothian, owned by the Hopetoun House Preservation Trust, a charity established in 1974 to preserve the House and Grounds as a national monument and to protect and improve their amenities, and to preserve for the benefit of the nation the furniture, paintings, manuscripts and other articles of historical or artistic interest associated with the House. The south wing of the house is occupied by the family of The 4th Marquess of Linlithgow as their family home.HistoryArchitectureThe house was built 1699-1701 and designed by Sir William Bruce. The house was then hugely extended from 1721 by William Adam until his death in 1748, being one of his most notable projects. The interior was completed by his sons John Adam and Robert Adam. The magnificent entrance hall dates from 1752.The Hope family acquired the land in the 17th century. Charles Hope, the first occupant, was only 16 years old when his mother, Lady Margaret Hope, signed the contract for building with William Bruce, on 28 September 1698. The master mason is noted as Tobias Bachope of Alloa. The plumber and glazier was John Forster of Berwick.Garden parkThe English garden style landscape park in which it lies were laid out in 1725, also by William Adam. The east front centres on the distant isle of Inchgarvie and North Berwick Law. The walled garden dates from the late 18th century. In the grounds an 18th-century mound was excavated in 1963 to reveal the remains of the earlier manor house, Abercorn Castle, dating from the 15th century.
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  • I took my mum there for afternoon tea. There were 4 of us and it was a lovely experience. The food was stunning and the staff were very friendly. I would do this as a treat again at the drop of a hat.  more »
  • Ran by chance into the bazaar Lord Hopeton opens his house for every last week-end in November. Lots and lots of stands with charming people, unique atmosphere in this lovely house, music and singing ...  more »
  • Was with school trip, was great, very informative, with dressing up (including the adults!) in the dressage of the staff of days gone by - think downtown abbey! You got to see how things would be for ...  more »
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  • Did the Rough Runner event there, seemed like a really nice place for a walk or picnic