The Story of Newhailes Tour
Explore more than 300 years of history at Newhailes with an expert guide.
In 1997 the National Trust for Scotland acquired Newhailes from Lady Antonia Dalrymple who had long occupied just a few rooms on the first floor of the house. The Dalrymple family had owned the house and estate for nearly 300 years, but from the late 19th century a steady decline set in, accelerated by the two World Wars and the increasing burden of inheritance tax.
We have used diaries, letters, interviews and the carefully preserved rooms and contents of the house to tell a fascinating story of the Dalrymple family’s last 100 years at Newhailes.