Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

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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 recognise Hopetoun House from last year when the Wife and I were looking at Wedding Reception venues local to Edinburgh. We were warmly and enthusiastically greeted by the staff on site who did not ...  more »
  • visit to see some classics last summer, unfortunately it was throwing it down in spades.......however it did eventually fair off to a downpour and we were able to get suitably soaked!!!! not a bad day...  more »
  • We could see this enchantment only from outside, because unfortunately it was closed to the public in December. Gorgeous and meaningful, it will certainly be a stop on our next trip to Scottish land
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  • Lovely big estate with wildlife around from including deer and pheasants. Lovely big house with friendly staff
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  • We stumbled upon a Christmas market held in the Hopetoun House specially this day! Very original approach but we could not enjoy the place. We are back. Still only 6 pounds for the tour, it's a bit pricey...
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