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Edinburgh Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

blank tabROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGHStately Homes & Gardens
20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 5LR

Welcome to the four remarkable Gardens of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Together they represent one of the world’s largest living collections of plants. Scotland's premier garden displays plant treasures from around the globe in its seventy exquisitely landscaped acres, featuring the magnificent glasshouse experience. Now open - John Hope Gateway visitor centre with exhibitions, Real Life Science Studio, restaurant, Botanics Shop and plant sales. Garden tours and regular events for all.
Tel: 0131 552 7171    Fax: 0131 248 2901
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Malleny Garden

Balerno, Edinburgh, EH14 7AF
Tel: 0131 449 2283

This 3 acre walled garden has a delightful collection of old fashioned roses & fine herbaceous borders, & also houses the National Bonsai Collection for Scotland. A particular feature of the garden is the four 400-year old clipped Yew Trees, but there is also extensive woodland for a peaceful stroll surrounded by wildlife. The house was built for Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton around 1635-open on occasion in summer.

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John Muir Birthplace

126-128 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ
Tel: 01368 865899    Fax: 01368 864899
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The birthplace of the pioneering conservationist has been transformed into a new visitor attraction. The stunning interpretative centre highlights the work and achievements of this remarkable man.

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Gladstone's Land

477b Lawnmarket, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NT
Tel: 0131 226 5856    Fax: 0131 226 4851

Six storey tenement building dating from 1620, home of an Edinburgh merchant. Restored to show life in the Old Town. Contains remarkable painted ceilings. The building is the most important example of 17th-century high-tenement housing to survive in Edinburgh.

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Georgian House

The National Trust for Scotland, 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
Tel: 0131 225 2160    Fax: 0131 226 3318

Adam designed neo-classical townhouse located at the north side of Charlotte Sq. Refurbished and furnished to show life in the New Town around 1796. Collection of fine furniture and paintings. The second floor is also available for private functions.

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Palace Of Holyroodhouse

Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
Tel: 0131 556 5100    Fax: 0131 557 5256

Her Majesty the Queen's official residence in Scotland. Holyrood Abbey, historic apartments, state rooms and Mary Queen of Scots chambers. Palace gardens open during summer months. Disabled facilities. Please contact Palace ahead of visit. Winter Times from November: Queens Gallery & Shop closes at 1630, the Palace closes at 1645.

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Dirleton Castle And Gardens

Dirleton, East Lothian,  EH39 5ER
Tel: 01620 850330

The 13th-centurty castle has boasted a garden since the medieval times, as a fortified residence.

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Hopetoun House

South Queensferry, Near Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 331 2451   
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Hopetoun House "Scotland's Finest Stately Home" is a splendid example of Gerogian architecture.

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