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Arniston House

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Wonderful historic home with great accommodation.

We spent four nights at this outstanding AirBnB property. Accommodation was in one of four old... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Blue Mountains, Australia
via mobile
Sunday day out

Not having been for seven years, decided to make a return visit & drive approximately 100 miles to... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Wylam, United Kingdom
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“sunken garden”(3 reviews)
Arniston Estate has been home to the Dundas family for more than four centuries and today is a working estate featuring a range of farming operations, forestry, fishing and visitor attraction activities. Arniston House is a magnificent Palladian...more
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Gorebridge EH23 4RY, Scotland
+44 1875 830515
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We went there for the firework display. Whilst the grounds and the building are spectacular, the display was lacking. It would have been better with music or bigger fireworks.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lavinia U
ArnistonHouse, Events & Marketing at Arniston House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd annual Bonfire Night Fireworks Party. We have had an overwhelmingly great response to the event and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are thrilled to be working with one of Scotland's best pyrotechnic companies, Pyromancer. We were...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We spent four nights at this outstanding AirBnB property. Accommodation was in one of four old 18th century Foresters cottages on the estate, all of which have been tastefully restored and equipped with modern conveniences. Our cottage (Lime Cottage) was a beautiful two bedroom, two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Not having been for seven years, decided to make a return visit & drive approximately 100 miles to do so. A nice property with some interesting family history. For anyone who likes to visit country houses I'm sure that there will be something of interest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank clowcroft
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We were the only visitors at the time of the guided tour and we were pleasantly surprised when the owner herself showed up to take us around. No surprise then that she was a font of knowledge about the house, its contents and the family...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank grimreaper21
Reviewed 22 June 2018

If you only have time to visit one country house in the Boarders / outskirts of Edinburgh, you will not be disappointed if you choose Arniston. The guided tour was conducted by family members who related their family history and that of the house, including...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MLRP001
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Visited briefly as part of Midlothian Doors Open Day. The enthusiasm the Dundas family have for the lovely and historic home is infectious. Family have a great insight into the lives of some of the key players in 'real' Scottish history. Truly a gem of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank James G
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The property and the drive to the house are memorabe. This is a well preserved home that gives every appearance of really being lived in. The owners even show you around. No pretentiousness here.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Arniston Estate is a peaceful location, located within a 20 min train ride from Edinburgh! We were welcomed by Henrietta, the cottage was clean and in a magnificiant decor. Situated on the same lot as the Arniston House our cottage was comforting and a great...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank cbelleisle
Reviewed 14 August 2017

As members of HHA we have a lot of experience of visits/tours of historic houses. Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting a fantastically preserved stately home. The tour was excellent - and made all the better by the family members who took us round-...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dml73
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I've just enjoyed an Easter break, staying at one of the rental cottages on the estate. The location is great, 30 minutes drive to the centre of Edinburgh, but all the tranquility of a country house. The accommodate has all the required amenities and you...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Yes I believe they are pet friendly at Arniston House and your dog will be welcome there.