Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House
4.5
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Temporarily Closed. Hopetoun House & Grounds is now closed until 29 March 2024 Visit Hopetoun and discover a place of beauty, tranquillity and architectural magnificence dating from the 17th century. It has been home to the Hope Family since the late 1600’s and the present Lord Hopetoun and his family still live in Hopetoun House. Hopetoun House, a remarkable and beautiful stately home, is filled with stunning collections and sits in majestic grounds with nature trails and scenic walks.
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  • LucyRutherford
    Kendal, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May Meander
    I joined the Hopetoun Rangers for a walk round the gardens and grounds on the 1st May. It was a great way to find out about the history and flora and fauna of the gardens and grounds. Both of the rangers were really friendly and knowledgeable. And it was a very enjoyable afternoon. The tea and cake in the stables tearoom was also great.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us review. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience at Hopetoun. The grounds are such a rich landscape to explore and our rangers are passionate about sharing their love for it with our visitors. We have a wonderful range of guided nature events coming up throughout the year and we hope you will visit again. Regards The Hopetoun House Team
    Written 8 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 May 2023
  • TravelBuffs123
    Atlanta, Georgia47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good alternative to cruise shore excursions in Edinburgh
    My husband and I had been to Edinburgh so did not want to go back when our cruise ship anchored in South Queensferry. I found Hopetoun House on the internet and decided it would be a good alternative, and it was. But the local woman who came on board the ship to answer questions told us we could walk there in about 30 minutes. We walk at a good pace and it took us over 1 1/2 hours. The walk was scenic but way too far. We took a taxi back which cost 14 pounds. The house itself is impressive and the staff are knowledgeable, helpful and very nice. South Queensferry itself is charming to walk around.
    Thank you for your review and lovely comments. We always enjoy welcoming visitors from the cruise ships. We will make sure that the port representatives are aware of the length of time it takes to walk to Hopetoun House. Our guides are passionate about welcoming visitors and sharing their incredible knowledge about the house. Warm regards The Hopetoun House Team
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Sarah F
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great morning, relaxed tour
    We had a morning looking around the house and grounds - staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. Whole experience was interesting and we left feeling happy. There is a relaxed feel to the experience - you can wander at will and ask questions in various parts of the house. We really enjoyed our morning there
    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you felt relaxed as this is what we aim to achieve with our visitors. You are being welcomed into a home and we want you to feel completely at ease. We hope you can visit again soon. Warm regards The Hopetoun House Team
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Jill B
    Stirling, United Kingdom244 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Absolutely stunning, what an impressive view of the house you get driving towards it, it really is something else Lots to see inside the house with information cards in every room. There are guided tours available but I just wandered round myself. Went to the cafe for soup which was delicious. The weather wasn't that great so I didn't manage a walk in the grounds so I will definitely be back for another look around the house and a walk round the grounds.
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Our café is managed by Heritage Portfolio and we will certainly share your feedback with them. Warm regards The Hopetoun House Team
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Mark G
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing house and grounds esp for Outlander fans
    Amazing place to visit. House was interesting and we just made it for a guided tour. It was interesting but maybe a little longer than necessary. Incredibly country estate to explore too with interesting flora and fauna. We even saw a group of deer with a stag. Also interesting if an Outlander fan as parts of the house and grounds were used as filming locations. Use info guide to show the various places.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 August 2023
  • travelinspiration
    Dallas, Texas343 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful visit and guided tour!!
    Hopetoun well exceeded our expectations - partly due to the terrific 2pm guided tour we took last Sunday afternoon. The guide was wonderful and brought everything to life - took about 1 hour. The rooms are great, as is the history (even if not familiar with Outlander) and location superb. Great visit!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • darcesenior
    Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A delightful visit. Fabulous volunteers.
    Took my 92 year old mother. What a delight this place is. The volunteers are so helpful and welcoming. A beautiful place, interesting to visit and accessable with disabilities. Thank you for a fabulous few hours.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • negativecamber
    Broadway, United Kingdom358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Imposing building
    What a delightful place to visit very imposing as you drive in, there is such a lot to see. After viewing the rooms we went on to the roof where you get some wonderful views of the grounds & the 3 Forth bridges. The grounds were also very interesting & as my wife is an Outlander fan we were able to see the different areas of filming. All in all a delightful visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Maria K
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tree-mendous guided walk!
    Went on the guided Tree-walk with my daughter around Hopetoun House. Guide for the group was the ranger Emma. It was a fantastic walk through the grounds and woodland and Emma had a lot of knowledge, not only about the trees but also about fungi and the house and grounds. She was approachable and funny and had time for everyone’s questions. I’ll probably go on other guided tours and I can warmly recommend a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 October 2023
  • 715Sheila
    Perth, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Christmas Market
    I visited Hopetoun House Christmas market today and what a fabulous day I had. Firstly I was met by very friendly welcoming staff at the ticket office who checked my online ticket (tickets can only be purchased online) and directed me to parking. There I was directed to a parking space by a young lady who clearly knew what she was doing. When I was on the forecourt a lady in hi viz directed me to the toilets and the best place to start the visit. The stalls had a great variation of products, all very reasonably priced. Because you were given a time slot to arrive but could stay as long as you wanted, there wasn’t huge crowds pushing their way past you. I had coffee and a sweet treat from a coffee truck outside which was lovely and there were chairs and tables available to sit under cover. The stalls were dotted around the house so it was lovely to see part of the house also. It was a beautiful day so I had a short walk in the gardens. Well done Hopetoun House, lots of very friendly staff on duty, very well organised, with a great variety of stalls to cater for every budget. I will definitely be back
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 November 2023
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK3,596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is an impressive first impression you get as you drive up to Hopetoun House. In reception, we were greeted by Lindsay who gave us the background about the Hope family and their stately home. There are volunteers in some rooms ready to provide more information and stories. Don’t miss out on the views from the tower. We stayed for lunch in the cafe which was very nice too. Then walked it off in the grounds.
Written 2 April 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We will pass on your feedback to our guiding team and the cafe. Regards The Hopetoun House Team
Written 2 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Backto thailand20
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a fantastic day out at The Snowdrop Festival.
Lovely dog friendly grounds ,where parts of Outlander were filmed .
The house itself is interesting and the people who work there were friendly and helpful.
We went to the cafe around 1.30 for a light lunch . All that was left was grossly overpriced stovies at £9 and macaroni cheese served in a paper bowl. Fried egg rolls were available or a packet of crisps.
No biscuits or bakery items
We had a coffee each, which was OK, but again overpriced. The paper cups were literally only half filled.
If you are thinking of visiting, take a picnic .
Unfortunately, the cafe really spoils a fantastic location to visit.
Written 21 February 2024
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Malis0n
Auchterarder, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Went for the snowdrop walk, staff all very pleasant.
Grounds lovely to walk in though snowdrop display underwhelming.
Map we were given of the grounds was very poor.
The main downside was the food - or lack of it, in the Stables Cafe, very limited choice and very expensive.
Sad reflection of Scottish Fayre .
Written 20 February 2024
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Brian P
Cupar, UK433 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were at Hopetoun's Snowdrop Festival and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The highlight for us was the visit to the House itself. It is a self-guided tour but the guides situated throughout the mansion were very helpful, knowledgeable and welcoming. The grounds are beautiful and the snowdrops were outstanding. Our only disappointment was the cafe situated in the magnificent stables. It was significantly overpriced and with a very limited selection of food. A small cup of soup and a cheese scone was £8. We'll take a picnic next time.
Written 18 February 2024
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CLE68
Scottish Borders, UK284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Special weekend opening for the Snowdrop Festival. Had a fantastic visit. The house is very impressive with lots to see and do. Guides very welcoming and knowledgeable. Grounds were lovely and the snowdrops spectacular.
Nice cafe however I personally feel that it was overpriced for what you get and by 1pm there were few choices left for a snack/ lunch. Service in the cafe was slow although all the staff were very pleasant.
Written 17 February 2024
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Zsofia J
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We went to the Christmas Fair and it was such a great experience with our 6 months old baby! We arrived on Friday around 11am and it was super buzzy. All the staff was extremely helpful and welcoming. There was so many stalls, the decoration was fabulous. We found a little ABC for our nursery. We highly recommend to take a visit if you can next year to start the festive period.
Written 4 December 2023
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Adviser
Larbert, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Again visited the Christmas Fair this year on Saturday, always a great start to Christmas. The entertainment was excellent and loads of fantastic exhibitors to choose from. A shout out to the ladies ensuring the café ran smoothly, great improvement to queues and being able to get a seat once you had your food. Well done guys. The food was lovely as always. Also love the banter with the guides. When I asked one where Santa was this year she went into a great story about issues in Lapland etc. that morning, what a hoot. It just adds to the enjoyment of the day. Don’t miss it next year if you get the chance.
Written 25 November 2023
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715Sheila
Perth, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I visited Hopetoun House Christmas market today and what a fabulous day I had. Firstly I was met by very friendly welcoming staff at the ticket office who checked my online ticket (tickets can only be purchased online) and directed me to parking. There I was directed to a parking space by a young lady who clearly knew what she was doing. When I was on the forecourt a lady in hi viz directed me to the toilets and the best place to start the visit. The stalls had a great variation of products, all very reasonably priced. Because you were given a time slot to arrive but could stay as long as you wanted, there wasn’t huge crowds pushing their way past you. I had coffee and a sweet treat from a coffee truck outside which was lovely and there were chairs and tables available to sit under cover. The stalls were dotted around the house so it was lovely to see part of the house also. It was a beautiful day so I had a short walk in the gardens. Well done Hopetoun House, lots of very friendly staff on duty, very well organised, with a great variety of stalls to cater for every budget. I will definitely be back
Written 24 November 2023
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Maria K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Went on the guided Tree-walk with my daughter around Hopetoun House. Guide for the group was the ranger Emma. It was a fantastic walk through the grounds and woodland and Emma had a lot of knowledge, not only about the trees but also about fungi and the house and grounds. She was approachable and funny and had time for everyone’s questions. I’ll probably go on other guided tours and I can warmly recommend a visit.
Written 22 October 2023
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negativecamber
Broadway, UK358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a delightful place to visit very imposing as you drive in, there is such a lot to see. After viewing the rooms we went on to the roof where you get some wonderful views of the grounds & the 3 Forth bridges. The grounds were also very interesting & as my wife is an Outlander fan we were able to see the different areas of filming. All in all a delightful visit.
Written 26 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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