House of the Binns in Linlithgow
House of the Binns in Linlithgow

House of the Binns in Linlithgow

The Binns is a historic house in west Lothian, the seat of the Dalyell family. It dates back to the early 17th century and was the home of Tam Dalyell until he passed away in 2017. Its location is set in a beautiful, landscaped park, and overlooking the River Forth, it has been the home for the Dalyells for over 400 years who built it in 1612.

Where can I see a large collection of portraits and furniture from the past centuries?

Look no further than House of the Binns, which has a rich collection of family portraits, furniture and porcelain which reveals the real lives and interests of many families through the centuries.

You can go on a beautiful parkland trail walk and enjoy the view, explore the waymarked trails and keep an eye out for sheep, cattle and a peafowl colony of about 30. The house is set on 200 acres of land and the folly Binns tower is situated at the higher point of the park, Binns Hill. On the west side, you can walk through the woodland garden which leads to the tower. Beneath the escarpment near the tower, you can view Generals Tams cave which was used for meditation. Continue your walk to the walled garden where there are stables. The walled garden served as a kitchen garden used until the world was II and is today used as a shrub nursery to provide beautiful flowers for the house.

Love ponds? Near the west drive, there is Sergeant Pond which was constructed as a watering place for the horses of the Royal Scots Greys by General Dalyell.

  • Perfect for groups
  • Lots of other attractions to visit
  • Open car park


  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • One adult family: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50


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