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Discover the secrets of this Beautiful Scottish Mansion Newhailes is a fine late 17th century house with impressive 18th century additions. The house was built in 1686 and bought by Sir David Dalrymple, of the legal and political dynasty. He was responsible for the addition of one of the most important rococo interiors in Scotland. The house contains a fine collection of paintings, portraits and furnishings. The library was built in the early 18th century, and described by Dr Samuel Johnson as `the most learned room in Europe´. The 86 acres of garden are now being researched to reveal the original layout.

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Disabled Access

Parking Available

Guided Tours

Facilities & information




Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: House by guided tour only- 1 Apr - 30 Jun, Thu-Mon, Tours 12.00-15.30, 1 Jul - 31 Aug, Daily, Tours 12.00-15.30, 1 Sep - 30 Oct, Thu-Mon, Tours 12.00-15.30, Estate- all year, daily, dawn to dusk.

Price Details: Member: FREE House Tour Adult: £12.50 Concession: £9.00 Family: £29.50 1 Parent Family:£23.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, MusselburghEH21 6RY, United Kingdom

Off A6095 Newhailes Road.

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