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Newhailes

Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6RY, Scotland
+44 131 665 1546
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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.
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  • Average14%
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Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6RY, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Newhailes is well worth a visit if your live in or are visiting Edinburgh. It has a continuous history of three centuries under the ownership of the Dalrymple family, whose portraits figure prominently in the rooms that can be visited, We enjoyed the fact that...More

Thank DGarethOwen
TeamNewhailes, General Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DGarethOwen Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we have passed on your warm compliments to our property volunteers. Best wishes from the Newhailes Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on the day of the funeral of Lady Antonia (the last person to live in the house) so unfortunately we were unable to visit the exhibition/watch the DVD. However we were able to do this after the tour. Lovely coffee shop - you...More

Thank valerieg961
TeamNewhailes, General Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Valerieg961, Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Newhailes in the near future. All the best from the Newhailes Team.

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Have been a walk before here but went on a tour for the first time today. I really enjoyed the tour it was very informative and it was great to have a guided tour with an informative guide. Tour was just the right length too....More

Thank Snowfurkuz
TeamNewhailes, Visitor Experience Team at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Snowfurkuz So glad to hear you enjoyed your tour last week - and it's great to hear you're coming back again - we look forward to welcoming you.

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The tour was well worth the fee, the guide clearly loved the house and it's history. The grounds were lovely and so welcoming to dogs so if you aren't interested in The house the grounds are worth seeing especially if you have a dog.

Thank Maggie Rose M
TeamNewhailes, Visitor Experience Team at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Maggie Rose Thank you so much for your lovely review - we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others - and are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind Regards, Maggie Hughes, Visitor Experience Team

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Thankyou Helen H tour guide. I really enjoyed the tour today. This house is in the care of the National Trust of Scotland. It is set in an amazing landscape of many acres. The house is conserved & maintained. Recommend you do this tour. Very...More

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TeamNewhailes, Team Newhailes at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed both your tour with Helen and your visit to the estate. Thank you for your kind comments. Best wishes from the Newhailes Experience Team

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a walk it has some good paths. Nothing much to look at though and house by your only.More

Thank michelle0404
TeamNewhailes, TeamNewhailes at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Michelle0404 Thank you for your visit. We're sorry you didn't find much to look at. Perhaps you missed the paths taking you to the remains of a 1740's shell grotto and tea house, amongst other items of historical interest and the views across the...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lovely historic old house and grounds. Great for a relaxing walk cafe on site too in a lovely courtyard setting.

Thank carol B
TeamNewhailes, Visitor Experience Team at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear carol B - thank you for visiting Newhailes and so glad to hear you enjoyed it. Best wishes from the Visitor Experience Team

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house, sympathetically restored so its real story can still be told. Lots of changes inside and out to reflect the fashions, personal tastes and circumstances of its inhabitants. House was brought alive by a most informative and friendly guide, (Susan?). Staff at the ticket...More

Thank Karen F
TeamNewhailes, Visitor Experience Team at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Karen F Thank you for visiting Newhailes and for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes from the Visitor Experience Team

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We specifically stayed in the area in order to visit here and other attractions. Newhailes is a very interesting estate being completely 'as found' after the family left the property. The emphasis is on conservation not renovation so much of the house is worn in,...More

Thank bdon257
CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear bdon257, Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit. All the best from the Newhailes team.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Went here for a day trip with family. The house and it's history is something. The tour guide explained to us quite detail. Items in the house left as it originally placed. the walk into the park is not exhaustive, but there is still part...More

Thank KDH1976
CristinaNH, Senior Assistant at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear KDH1976, Thank you for your comments. All the best from the Newhailes team

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carollovejoy
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Response from CristinaNH | Property representative |
Hi there, it is indeed possible, on the number 30 bus. Please visit our website for more info. All the best from the Newhailes Team
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