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Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa. Newhailes is famed for having some of the finest rococo interiors in Scotland. There are sumptuous decorative details at every turn, from...more
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

We dragged our grandchildren aged 3 & 10 away from the beach in North Berwick to Newhailes a placed they defiantly did NOT want to go. After two and a half hours in the adventure playground it was difficult to get them to leave.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank terencec111
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

😡The National trust Scotland Whole family??? Not always the case if you have more than 4 children! I have been a member for 4 years and use my card lots for taking my own children and my minded kids on days out across Scotland. Today...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertLafferty
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The new kids playground here really is excellent and worth the £5 a child for non NT members (adults £1). My 4 and 7 year old happily spent 2.5 hours here. Nice area for under 5s too as well as a café. Next time we'll...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Catrina A Thank you for your kind review. Weehailes playpark and grounds are open all year (Weehailes and the visitor centre are closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day) but the house will close at the end of October until Easter 2019. We...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

While not one of the Edinburgh area's most famous historical houses, Newhailes is well worth a visit. We had an excellent guide, whose knowledge of the house went well beyond the normal descriptive material and gave a fascinating insight into what life would have been...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a fabulous play park - our kids (8 & 5) absolutely loved it! Everything is brand new and really well thought out. Loved that there were blankets available to borrow to keep yourself warm whilst sitting watching the kids at play! Would definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gillian H
TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Dear Gillian Thank you for your kind review. we hope it's not too long before you visit us again. Kind regards The Newhailes Team

Reviewed 26 September 2018

We arrived at Newhailes almost by accident, as we passed the sign on the way to Inveresk and thought that we would take a chance. The house is unusual and very interesting. The decision of the National Trust to conserve the building rather than renovate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen R
TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Dear Stephen R Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed you visit to Newhailes. If you are not already a member of the National Trust for Scotland it might be worthwhile considering family membership which costs £102 per year but...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We enjoyed a great tour around the house, the guide Aileen was very knowledgeable and friendly. Pointing out the interesting historical items. The cafe served delicious home made soup and the scones were melt in the mouth absolutely scrumptious. Compliments to the chef. This is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jennyraymond
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We are visiting the place regularly. Last weekend my daughter had a birthday party. She had a bal staff are lovely really helpful. Play park itself superb. Can't recommend enough

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Being a NT member we looked up Newhailes to visit whilst in Scotland during the August holidays. It's a lovely place to visit, the new play park is amazing and I wish our local NT house had one like it. Daughter loved doing the fairy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tony P
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Such a beautiful place that you can't see from the road . Guide was a bit quick and her knowledge was not very good about history and parts of the property but otherwise really good experience . Highly recommended

Date of experience: August 2018
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LittleMissKR
10 July 2018|
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Response from TeamNewhailes | Property representative |
Entrance to the grounds of Newhailes is free but we do charge for entrance to Weehailes playpark and for tours of the house
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Elizabeth M
22 June 2018|
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Response from TeamNewhailes | Property representative |
Family members of NTS have free entry to Weehailes. Non members are charged as follows : Children under 3 FREE Children 3-15 £5 Adults £1
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carollovejoy
7 May 2017|
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Response from CristinaNH | Property representative |
Hi there, it is indeed possible, on the number 30 bus. Please visit our website for more info. All the best from the Newhailes Team
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