House Of The Binns

The House of the Binns stands as a living monument to one of Scotland’s oldest families, the Dalyells, who have lived here since 1612.
The family home of the Dalyell family for nearly 400 years. The house was gifted to the NTS in 1944, along with the Parkland, contents and an endowment, under the Country House Scheme by Eleanor Dalyell, who retained the right of the family to live in the house.
Parkland of over 200 acres with magnificent panoramic views of Central Scotland North across the Forth to the Highlands and South to the Pentlands.

The most notorious member of the family was General Tam Dalyell, the so-called 'Muscovy Brute', who roasted his enemies in the Bake House oven and introduced the thumbscrews into Scotland.

Landmark Tower on Binns Hill on site of ancient hill fort Woodland Walk.

17th Century house with mid 18th and early 19th century additions that contains interesting family portraits and a fine collection of porcelain, paintings and furniture.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Admission charges

FREE to members - Join NowAdult £8.50, Family £21, Single Parent £16, Concession £5.50Car park - pay and display £2Members of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (successors of ‘The Greys’) in uniform are admitted free

Additional info

Parking at main door by arrangement. Of the 10 rooms shown on the tour, 8 are on the ground floor and easily accessible. 'Armchair visit' and photograph album of upper floors. WC accessible for wheelchairs. Braille information sheets. All tours guided. Audio Information on history of property

House Of The Binns
West Lothian
EH49 7NA




0844 4932127

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