House Of The Binns

Historic Buildings & Homes

The National Trust For Scotland, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA

    Home of the Dalyell family since 1612, this house contains a fascinating collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain, and is set within stunning acreage.

    The House of the Binns is the historic home of the Dalyells, located near the town of Linlithgow. It was here General Tam Dalyell raised the Royal Scots Greys in 1681.

    It reflects the early 17th century transition in Scottish architecture from fortified stronghold to more spacious mansion. The furniture dates mostly from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. There is also an excellent run of family portraits charting the Dalyells’ lives and interests.

    Set in 200 acres of parkland, the House Of The Binns’ estate provides many woodland walking routes. Enjoying panoramic views of Central Scotland, visitors can look out onto the River Forth as it winds up into the Highlands.

    Elsewhere on the grounds, the impressive Binns Tower was designed by Alexander Allan in 1826 and rests on the highest point of the park.


    4 Historic House
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jun 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 14:00 17:00
    Tuesday 14:00 17:00
    Wednesday 14:00 17:00
    Thursday Closed
    Friday Closed
    Saturday 14:00 17:00
    Sunday 14:00 17:00

    All year, daily, gates closed 7.30pm

    1 June to 30 September, Sat-Wed, 2-5


    • Children Welcome


    • Picnic Area


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    By road:

    The House of the Binns is off the A904, 15 miles W of Edinburgh and 3 miles E of Linlithgow

    By rail:

    Take train from Edinburgh Waverley to Linlithgow. Take First bus no. 249 to the top of Mannerston Hill.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Braille


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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