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House of The Binns (NTS)
House of The Binns (NTS)

House of The Binns (NTS)

The House of the Binns has been the home of the Dalyells since 1612. It has a collection of portraits and china.

The House of the Binns is the historic home of the Dalyells, among them General Tam Dalyell who raised the Royal Scots Greys here in 1681. Parts of the present house date from the time of General Tam's father, Thomas Dalyell, an Edinburgh butter merchant. It reflects the early 17th-century transition in Scottish architecture from fortified stronghold to more spacious mansion. Important moulded plaster ceilings in four of the main rooms were added in 1630. The furniture dates mostly from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. There is also an excellent sequence of family portraits and an interesting collection of china. Woodland walk to panoramic viewpoint over Firth of Forth. Image Credit ©  National Trust - House of The Binns.

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EH49 7NA
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Estate: Open all year, daily. Gates closed at 19.30

House: 1 Jan–31 Mar 2020, closed

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