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
    Mobility difficulties Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jun 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
    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


    • Children Welcome


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Take train from Edinburgh Waverley to Linlithgow. Take First bus no. 249 to the top of Mannerston Hill.

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