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Newhailes

Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6RY, Scotland
+44 131 665 1546
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Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa. Newhailes is famed for having some of the finest rococo interiors in Scotland. There are sumptuous decorative details at every turn, from the gilded eagles over the drawing room windows to the exquisite Chinese wallpaper and imposing Italian marble fireplaces. A major part of the house's charm is its mellow feel. Newhailes has been allowed to grow old gracefully through a pioneering conservation policy which does 'as much as is necessary, but as little as possible' to keep the house in good order without disturbing its 'untouched' atmosphere.
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  • Average15%
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Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6RY, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour was well worth the fee, the guide clearly loved the house and it's history. The grounds were lovely and so welcoming to dogs so if you aren't interested in The house the grounds are worth seeing especially if you have a dog.

Thank Maggie Rose M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thankyou Helen H tour guide. I really enjoyed the tour today. This house is in the care of the National Trust of Scotland. It is set in an amazing landscape of many acres. The house is conserved & maintained. Recommend you do this tour. Very...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
TeamNewhailes, Team Newhailes at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed both your tour with Helen and your visit to the estate. Thank you for your kind comments. Best wishes from the Newhailes Experience Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a walk it has some good paths. Nothing much to look at though and house by your only.More

Thank michelle0404
TeamNewhailes, TeamNewhailes at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michelle0404 Thank you for your visit. We're sorry you didn't find much to look at. Perhaps you missed the paths taking you to the remains of a 1740's shell grotto and tea house, amongst other items of historical interest and the views across the...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lovely historic old house and grounds. Great for a relaxing walk cafe on site too in a lovely courtyard setting.

Thank carol B
TeamNewhailes, Visitor Experience Team at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear carol B - thank you for visiting Newhailes and so glad to hear you enjoyed it. Best wishes from the Visitor Experience Team

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house, sympathetically restored so its real story can still be told. Lots of changes inside and out to reflect the fashions, personal tastes and circumstances of its inhabitants. House was brought alive by a most informative and friendly guide, (Susan?). Staff at the ticket...More

Thank Karen F
TeamNewhailes, Visitor Experience Team at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Karen F Thank you for visiting Newhailes and for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes from the Visitor Experience Team

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We specifically stayed in the area in order to visit here and other attractions. Newhailes is a very interesting estate being completely 'as found' after the family left the property. The emphasis is on conservation not renovation so much of the house is worn in,...More

Thank bdon257
CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear bdon257, Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit. All the best from the Newhailes team.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Went here for a day trip with family. The house and it's history is something. The tour guide explained to us quite detail. Items in the house left as it originally placed. the walk into the park is not exhaustive, but there is still part...More

Thank KDH1976
CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear KDH1976, Thank you for your comments. All the best from the Newhailes team

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to take your dog for a walk plenty of places for it to explore and other dogs to play with and then you can get a coffee at the shop from the friendly staff

Thank Roddy1957
CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Roddy1957, Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Such an interesting place! Conservation approach to the house is fascinating. Guided tour of the house was very good. Would love to see more! Look forward to visiting again and seeing the work being done on the grounds.

Thank dkvl
CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear dkvl, Thank you for your lovely review, we are happy you enjoyed your visit with us! All the best from the Newhailes Team

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place, fantastic guide, cannot remember the gentleman's name but he was knowledgable and interesting. Lovely walk in the grounds too, a memorable day out overall, would highly recommend!

Thank Greig101
CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Greig101, Thank you for your review, we are very glad you thoroughly enjoyed your visit! All the best from the Newhailes Team

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carollovejoy
Is it possible to visit by public transportation from Edinburgh?
6 May 2017|
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Response from CristinaNH | Property representative |
Hi there, it is indeed possible, on the number 30 bus. Please visit our website for more info. All the best from the Newhailes Team
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