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Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh EH30 9SL United Kingdom

Upcoming Events

May 2017

A Servant’s Lot

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us on Saturday the 27th of May to see the Hopetoun Explorers working as servants and acting as costumed house guides. The children will be in the house from 11am – 1pm. For more information on the Hopetoun Explorers and 2017 dates, please find the Hopetoun Explorer Programme 2017 here. Contact the Education an Ranger team on: 0313 3193959 or education@hopetoun.co.uk

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Grounds Walk

May 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Taking place on the last Sunday of the month, the ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape

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Wildflower Walk

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join our floral expert on a guided walk through the fascinating world of plants, their natural history, folklore and edible/medicinal properties. Who knew that nettles could be used to help arthritis and you could eat Nasturtiums? Enjoy a walk and learn about what’s growing right under your feet.

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Hopetoun House Twilight Tour

May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Experience an environment that goes back 300 years behind closed doors with our Head Guide, Ian Low.

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June 2017

Wedding Showcase Event

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visiting Hopetoun really is the only way to appreciate the scale and splendour of this Stately Home, so why not join us this June for our wedding showcase event on Sunday 11th?

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The Wind in the Willow

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Chapterhouse Theatre Company Open Air Garden Theatre presents an adaptation of The Wind in the Willow.

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Two Houses and a Castle Walk

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the links between three of West Lothian’s most historic sites with a guided walk between Hopetoun, Blackness Castle and the House of the Binns. Enjoy a lovely summer’s walk, spot local wildlife and hear about these three places of interest with your guides from The National Trust, Historic Scotland and Hopetoun Ranger Services.

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Grounds Walk

June 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Taking place on the last Sunday of the month, the ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape

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July 2017

Citizen Science- Summer Holiday Fun

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for some fun Science during the holidays and learn how to look after nature on your local patch

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Moth Mornin’

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Find out about the fascinating world of Moths- they are more than just Butterflies in Pyjamas!

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Trailblazers

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Try your luck at the Hopetoun Grounds Trail. Solve the clues, decipher the codes and explore the grounds along the way

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Grounds Walk

July 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Taking place on the last Sunday of the month, the ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape and serves to compliment the tour offered inside of the House. Look out for wildlife whilst enjoying the specimen trees and plants of the designed landscape.

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August 2017

Wildlife Week

August 7 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 1:00 pm

Sign your little nature detectives up for five days of fun exploring the grounds of Hopetoun House.

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Grounds Walk

August 27 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 pm

Taking place on the last Sunday of the month, the ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape

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September 2017

Autumn Wander

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join in with West Lothian walking week and enjoy this ranger led walk taking in interesting corners of Hopetoun.

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Rotary Charity Classic/ Vintage Car Show

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rotary and Hopetoun House are pleased to announce the regeneration of the popular Car Show returning after an absence of 5 years to the Historic and imposing Hopetoun House, South Queensferry near Edinburgh.

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October 2017

Fabulous Fungi

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With internationally important fungi lawns, and woodlands bursting with mushrooms of all shapes and sizes, you will be guided on a gentle walk to explore the fascinating world of fungi.

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Fairy and Fungi

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bring all the family to explore Hopetouns magical woods with the ranger.

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Woodland Magic

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Witches and Wizards, bring your human adults and teach them how to make potions and broomsticks in the magical woods at Hopetoun

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December 2017

Hopetoun Christmas Shopping Fair

December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 4:30 pm

Shop until your heart is content at our annual Christmas Shopping Fair.

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Family Crafternoon

December 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This session is now fully booked and we will not be able to accept any walk ins on the day.

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Wreath Making

December 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath completely from scratch using natural materials, sourced from the historic designed landscape.

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