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Dalmeny House, Edinburgh

Historic Scottish Property, nr South Queensferry, Scotland

Dalmeny House Edinburgh

Location: South Queensferry, off A90, north-west of Edinburgh

Dalmeny House, West Lothian
photo © Adrian Welch

Home of the Lord Rosebery

Design: William Wilkins, architect

Address: South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TQ

Opened: 1817

Dalmeny House, Edinburgh
Dalmeny Gardens: photo © Adrian Welch

Barnbougle Castle (picture below, in distance at tip) was the previous home prior to Dalmeny House.

Barnbougle Castle
View of House along Forth: photo © Adrian Welch

Contact Dalmeny House & Gardens: +44 (0)131 331 1888 ; events@dalmeny.co.uk

In 1774 Neil Primrose, 3rd Earl of Rosebery, commissioned Robert Adam to design a new house at Barnbougle, and in 1788 Robert Burn also provided designs. However, the Earl concentrated on the estate, carrying out woodland planting and constructing a walled garden. The son of the 3rd Earl, Archibald Primrose, commissioned further plans in the early 19th century: from William Atkinson (1805) and William Burn (1808). Again nothing was done until Archibald succeeded as 4th Earl of Rosebery in 1814. He then turned for a new house to Jeffrey Wyatt, who provided a Tudor Gothic design. Lord Rosebery approved, but wished to employ architect William Wilkins. Wilkins was therefore asked for a Tudor Gothic design, which was eventually built in 1817.
source: wikipedia

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Tantallon Castle
picture © Adrian Welch

To the south-west of Dalmeny House is Dalmeny Village with a lovely church, Dalmeny Kirk

Kelvingrove Gallery
Kelvingrove Gallery
photo : David Barbour / BDP

Craigmillar Castle

Crichton Castle

Website: Dalmeny House South Queensferry

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