A Mansion Houses in Edinburgh and Lothians
Built in 1699 as a home for the Earls of Hopetoun, who later became the Marquesses of Linlithgow, this is a spectacular Georgian stately home. Designed by Sir William Bruce and William Adam, it is set in 150 acres of parkland, including a deer park. The grounds offer some beautiful walks and views. Inside the house is a collection of fine paintings, original furnishings and decor, tapestries and objects d\'art with Aubusson tapestries and impressive chandeliers in the Ballroom. Also here is the beautiful Stables Tearoom for lunch, coffee or an extremely impressive cream tea! Easter - Sep: 10:00 - 17:30 (last entry 16:30) House and Grounds Adult :Ã‚£7.00, Child (5-16): Ã‚£4.00 Under 5: Free Conc: Ã‚£6.00, Family (2 + 2 ): Ã‚£20.00 Grounds Adult Ã‚£3.50, Child (5-16): Ã‚£2.00 Under 5: Free, Conc: Ã‚£3.00, Family (2 + 2): Ã‚£9.00
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Edinburgh and Lothians
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.