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Newhailes

Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, Scotland
+44 131 665 1546
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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 the gilded eagles over the drawing room windows to the exquisite Chinese wallpaper and imposing Italian marble fireplaces. A major part of the house's charm is its mellow feel. Newhailes has been allowed to grow old gracefully through a pioneering conservation policy which does 'as much as is necessary, but as little as possible' to keep the house in good order without disturbing its 'untouched' atmosphere.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (12 reviews)
“stable block” (7 reviews)
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Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, Scotland
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"guided tour"
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"national trust"
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"stable block"
in 7 reviews
"coffee shop"
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"play park"
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"toddler area"
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"easter egg hunt"
in 4 reviews
"extensive grounds"
in 4 reviews
"interesting house"
in 4 reviews
"shell grotto"
in 4 reviews
"old stables"
in 4 reviews
"stately home"
in 3 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 4 reviews
"car park"
in 6 reviews
"house tour"
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"conservation work"
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"scottish enlightenment"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Last time I was at newhailes was to visit the garden centre, which has been transformed into a wonderful play park, my granddaughter aged 7 , had the best day ever, lots of climbing ,slides , nooks and crannies to keep the kids occupied for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went with a 4 year old and a 1 year old and it was way too busy for us and lots of older kids climbing all over equipment unsupervised. It’s very easy to loose children in the main play area and we saw one...More

2  Thank isla955
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TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Isla955 We are sorry to hear that you found Weehailes too busy. The vast majority of our feedback is very positive and we are competitively priced with other attractions in the area . We are growing in popularity and as with all other playparks...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shown round the property by Val, who was very informative and personable. The atmosphere is remarkable and it benefits from not being museum like and clinical. The grounds are lovely and we look forward to coming back and checking progress in future. We...More

Thank Hilary C
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TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kind regards The Newhailes Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating place and although it is undergoing some conservation work right now it is one of those we must re visit. Friendly knowledgeable staff and a nice cafe always help but the house itself is the star. We missed the tour not...More

Thank John M
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TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John M Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards The Newhailes Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Newhailes House yesterday, and we would like to thank you all very much for a great visit. We thoroughly enjoyed Alex’s guided tour, especially those wee stories that brought the place to life. Newhailes House is an amazing place; we look forward to...More

Thank LesleyChrisPB
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TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear LesleyChrisPB Thank you for your kind review. Alex is very pleased to get your feedback as is the rest of the team. Well look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Kind regards The Newhailes Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the toddlers are of "Weehailes" with my 3 year old,wife and parents. It cost us £13 for him to play in a sand pit, and singular slide. £3 to park car £5 to use sand pitt £5 for adults to watch Absolutely mental. £5...More

2  Thank Brian B
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TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brian Our pricing policy is competitive with other attractions in the area. For £5 per child you have access to the whole of Weehailes including a designated toddler area with sand pit, swings, walkways, slide and mini flying fox. The £1 charge for accompanying...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We looked at National Trust places close to where we were staying in Edinburgh and Newhailes came up. The property looked beautiful so we thought we'd pop along. The weather was overcast but dry and it was fine for browsing the grounds. We stopped for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent addition to Newhailes is the Wee Hailes play park. This is a great park for the kids situated behind the old stable block. £5 for children & £1 for Adults. Free if you are a National Trust member. Ideal for a morning of...More

Thank Craig G
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TeamNewhailes, Manager at Newhailes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Craig G Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. I would like to clarify our entrance costs - Family members of National Trust for Scotland and the National Trust have free entry to Weehailes, Others pay £1...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. My 3year old grandson loved it.lots for him to do We had a nice lunch and great fun in the park.

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Visited the cafe at Newhailes this week with my family and the food & service was excellent especially the hotdogs 😋

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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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