Historic Buildings & Homes

Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6RY

    This fine historic house, set in a fascinating designed landscape, is something of a time-capsule.

    Newhailes is a 17th-century villa, later significantly added to by the Dalrymple family, who were influential figures of the Scottish Enlightenment.

    It is an amazing survival story of early 18th century decorative interiors and collections, as the National Trust for Scotland has conserved and presented what history has left and visitors will see a mellow, rather than immaculately restored, house. It contains a fine collection of paintings and furniture, and much of the original decorative scheme, including Chinese hand-pained wallpaper.

    The house is set in an important 18th century designed landscape with woodland walks, open parkland, remains of water-gardens and built features including a shell grotto and classical summerhouse.

    A coffee house and shop are located in the visitor centre.

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    6 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    House open

    6 to 9 April, Friday-Monday, 12-5
    3 May to 30 September, Thursday-Monday, 12-5


    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop


    • Public Toilet Facilities

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