Dalmeny House

Type:Historic House / Palace

South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9TQ

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Dalmeny House rejoices in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt settings in Great Britain, yet it is only seven miles from Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, fifteen minutes from Edinburgh airport and less than an hour's drive from Glasgow. It is an eminently suitable venue for group visits, business functions, and special events, including product launches. Outdoor activities, such as off-road driving, can be arranged.

Dalmeny House, the family home of the Earls of Rosebery for over 300 years, boasts superb collections of porcelain and tapestries, fine paintings by Gainsborough, Raeburn, Reynolds and Lawrence, together with the exquisite Mentmore Rothschild collection of 18th Century French furniture. There is also the Napoleonic collection, assembled by the 5th Earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister, historian and owner of three Derby winners.

The Hall, Library and Dining Room will lend a memorable sense of occasion to corporate receptions, luncheons and dinners. A wide range of entertainment can also be provided, from a clarsach player to a floodlit pipe band Beating the Retreat.

Fashion shows, product launches, archery, clay pigeon shooting, shows, filming, background photography, and special events. Lectures on House, contents and family history. Helicopter landing area. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Conferences and functions, buffets, lunches, dinners. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: Obligatory. Special interest tours can be arranged outside normal opening hours. Parking: 60 cars, 3 coaches. Parking for functions in front of house. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs in grounds only.


Road Directions

From Edinburgh A90, B924, 7m N, A90 1/2m. On south shore of Firth of Forth. From St Andrew Square to Chapel Gate 1m from House.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Dogs on Lead Only

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals


Opening Times

* Entry is by guided tour only - tours start at 14:15 and 15:30.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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