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A message from Althea Dundas-Bekker


"My inheriting of Arniston, when I was thirty, in 1970 was bitter sweet.   Bitter because it involved the premature deaths of close members of my family.   Sweet because of what Arniston is.   It has been described as one of the most important William Adam houses in Scotland.   Surprisingly, only 11 miles from Edinburgh, visitors and guests frequently remark on the ethos of peace and timelessness both in the outside policies (parkland) and in the interior of the house....


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Home of the Dundas Family for over 400 years, this magnificent mansion house set in acres of beautiful policies (parkland) is located just 11 miles from Edinburgh.

An Essential Scottish Mansion House.

We invite you to visit Arniston and admire the intricate stucco work and portraits by contemporary Scottish artists such as Sir Henry Raeburn and Alexander Nasmyth.

Birthplace to Henry Viscount Melville and two Lord Presidents of the Court of Session, a visit to Arniston will make for a truly memorable experience.


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A spectacular location

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We look forward to welcoming you to Arniston

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2019 Opening Times

May and June

Tuesday and Wednesday with tours leaving at 2.00pm and 3.30pm

July to 15th September

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday with tours leaving at 2.00pm and 3.30pm