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House of the Binns
Edinburgh and the Lothians

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The House of the Binns is the historic home of the Dalyells, among them General Tam Dalyell who raised the Royal Scots Greys here in 1681. Parts of the present house date from the time of General Tam's father (1612 - 30). It reflects the early 17th century transition in Scottish architecture from fortified stronghold to more spacious mansion. Important moulded plaster ceilings in four of the main rooms were added in 1630. The furniture dates mostly from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. There is also an excellent run of family portraits and an interesting collection of china. Woodland walk to panoramic viewpoint over Firth of Forth. Beautiful snowdrops and daffodils in spring.


Months Open: House: 1 May - 30 Sep; Parkland: all year
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Must pre-book
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: £4

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