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Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa. Newhailes is famed for having some of the finest rococo interiors in Scotland.

There are sumptuous decorative details at every turn, from the gilded eagles over the drawing room windows to the exquisite Chinese wallpaper and imposing Italian marble fireplaces.

A major part of the house’s charm is its mellow feel. Newhailes has been allowed to grow old gracefully through a pioneering conservation policy which does ‘as much as is necessary, but as little as possible’ to keep the house in good order without disturbing its ‘untouched’ atmosphere.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Estate: all year, daily, dawn to dusk.

House (by guided tour only):
25 Mar to 30 Jun Thu-Mon, 12-5
1 Jul to 31 Aug, Daily, 12-5
1 Sep to 30 Sep Thur-Mon, 12-5
1 Oct to 30 Oct Sat-Sun, 11-4

Shop, Cafe, Visitor Centre and Plant Sales:
25 Mar to 30 Jun Thur-Mon 11-5
1 Jul to 31 Aug, Daily, 11-5
1 Sep to 30 Sep Thu-Mon 11-5
1 Oct to 30 Oct Sat-Sun, 11-4

House Tours: 75 mins.
12 noon, 1pm, 2pm (45-minute family tour)

Admission charges


Member: FREE

House Tour
Adult: £12.50
Concession: £9.00
Family: £29.50
1 Parent Family:£23.00

Family Tour
Adult: £9.00
Concession: £6.50
Family: £22.00
1 Parent Family: £17.00

Pay and Display £2


  • National Trust

Additional info

The Visitor Centre, shop, cafe and toilets are all on one level.

Wheelchair users can make use of the dedicated parking spaces 30 yards from the Visitor Centre, or they can be dropped off at the archway entrance to the Visitor Centre.

80% of the House tour is wheelchair accessible. There is a basement entrance with a lift to the principal floor. A photograph album and information on the two rooms on the upper floor is available.

There is an all-ability path in part of the water garden woods.

A large-print copy of the audio-visual script is available.

Audio copy of the tour available.

Induction loop for main audio-visual presentation and at reception desk.

Induction loop for tour available on request.

Explanatory text: Dutch, French, German, Italian

East Lothian
EH21 6RY




0131 6535599

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.