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Dalmeny House, Edinburgh

Historic Scottish Property, near South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland

post updated 30 March 2022

Dalmeny House Edinburgh

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

Dalmeny House, Edinburgh, South Queensferry
photograph © Adrian Welch

Home of the Lord Rosebery

Design: William Wilkins, architect

Address: South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TQ

Opened: 1817

Dalmeny House gardens Scotland
Dalmeny Gardens photo © Adrian Welch

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

Dalmeny House Barnbougle Firth of Forth
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

Architecture in Scotland

Contemporary Scottish Architecture – architectural selection below:

Hopetoun House

Scottish Country Houses in Edinburgh & Lothian

Scottish Castles in Edinburgh & Lothian

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

Wikipedia page for this historic property: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmeny_House

Edinburgh Properties

Key New Edinburgh Property – Selection:

National Centre for Music at Royal High School
New National Centre For Music Edinburgh building
image courtesy of architects practice
New National Centre For Music Edinburgh

Scotland Street lighting restored to Georgian glory
Scotland Street Lighting Edinburgh Restoration
photo : Tom Duffin
Scotland Street Lighting Edinburgh Restoration

Comments / photos for the Dalmeny House Architecture page welcome

Website: https://roseberyestates.co.uk