Special Interest: Mansion Houses


  • Dumfriesshire

    Mansion houses open to the public often have fantastic gardens that go with impressive interiors or significant architecture. You will often find in them some valuable furniture, paintings, huge tapestries and examples of curios that illustrate life from previously opulent times. The two such houses...view more

  • Edinburgh and Lothians

    There are a couple of significant Mansion Houses open to the public in the Lothians area, the sort of places where the Great and good of Edinburgh tend to come by bus for Scottish dancing balls in the evenings. They nearly all have significant gardens that are worth visiting on their own and Private...view more

  • Strathclyde

    Hill House (as with The House for Art Lovers) is a Charles Rennie Macintosh designed mansion house open to the public in Helensburgh. Holmwood has been described as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic design....view more

  • Scottish Borders

    Mansion houses open to the public often have fantastic gardens that go with impressive interiors or significant architecture. You will often find in them some valuable furniture, paintings, huge tapestries and examples of curios that illustrate life from previously opulent times. In the case of Abbo...view more

  • Edinburgh City Centre

    Mansion houses open to the public often have fantastic gardens that go with impressive interiors or significant architecture. You will often find in them some valuable furniture, paintings, huge tapestries and examples of curios that illustrate life from previously opulent times....view more

  • East Lothian

    Mansion houses open to the public often have fantastic gardens that go with impressive interiors or significant architecture. You will often find in them some valuable furniture, paintings, huge tapestries and examples of curios that illustrate life from previously opulent times. In addition to Lenn...view more

  • Inverness

    There are some lovely buildings in Inverness open to the public for viewing. Even if strictly not mansion houses as defined by others in rural locations, Private House Stays recommends those linked below and also Balnain House...view more