Places to Visit in South Queensferry, Lothian
Hopetoun House, located 12 miles west of the City of Edinburgh, is set in 100 acres of magnificent parkland.
The building of Hopetoun was started in 1699 by the well known Scottish architect, Sir William Bruce. Much of the original interior may still be seen in the central part of the House.
Considerable changes were made after 1721 by William Adam, another famous Scottish architect whose alterations included the building of the State Apartments and the realignment of the Colonnades and Pavilions, resulting in the magnificent frontage to the house considered by many to be his finest work. William Adam died in 1748.
His son, John, superintended the completion of the building and the interior decoration which may be admired in the State Apartments to this day.
The House contains fine carving and elegant plaster ceilings, trompe l’oeil and other paintings by famous artists, wall hangings and furnishings designed for Hopetoun in the 18th century. From the Rooftop Platform visitors may enjoy panoramic views over the countryside and the River Forth with its famous Bridges.
To the west, encircling the vast lawn where once lay a formal parterre of arabesque and shell design, are woodland walks with Deer Parks extending to the shoreline. Nature Trails have been laid out and Countryside Rangers are on hand to provide extra information as required.
Hopetoun has been the home of the Earls of Hopetoun (later created Marquesses of Linlithgow) ever since it was built. The present head of the family, Adrian Hope, is the fourth Marquess. In 1974 the family established a charitable trust to own and preserve the house with its historic contents and surrounding landscape for the benefit of the public for all time. The family, therefore, are no longer the owners, but they still have a home in part of the house as tenants of the Trust.
Hopetoun House is open to visitors from Easter to the end of September and for functions and special events throughout the year.
Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available,
Weddings and Conferences
IN QUEENSFERRY, WEST LOTHIAN
Hopetoun is available for weddings receptions, conferences etc
From small, exclusive, boardroom meetings to large-scale conferences and from exhibitions and product launches to seminars and presentations, Hopetoun enjoys an enviable reputation for versatility and flexibility to meet the most demanding requirements.
In addition to a wonderful backdrop and effective working environment, Hopetoun offers unlimited parking, close proximity to motorway and airport connections and twenty first century technology. Our conference rooms retain the charm and elegance of the original architecture whilst enjoying good natural daylight. Black out facilities are available and refreshments are provided by our award winning caterers throughout the day.
Hopetoun House is the ideal setting for a variety of TV and film locations.
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