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Arniston House : Building

Historic Scottish House, Temple, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland

post updated 21 December 2021

Arniston House Midlothian

Location: 1 mile north-east of Temple, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, EH23 4RY, UK

Historic Midlothian Property

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Arniston House Midlothian
photo © Adrian Welch

Arniston House is a historic house in Midlothian, Scotland, near the village of Temple. This Georgian mansion was designed by William Adam in 1726 for Robert Dundas, of Arniston, the elder, the Lord President of the Court of Session. The western third of the house was added by John Adam, son of William and brother of Robert Adam, in 1753.

The house is of three storeys over a basement. The entrance front of the house faces north, and comprises nine bays. The central bays have a colossal order of Ionic columns, topped by a pediment, while the outer two bays at each end stand slightly forward.

Pavilions, connected by diagonal corridors, flank a forecourt to the north, into which the 19th-century entrance hall projects. The south, garden front, is plainer, having a pediment but no columns.

Opening Times – check with the owners – this information was added many years ago:
April, May & June: this Georgian property is open to the public every Tue & Wed for Guided Tours (approx. 1 hr.),starting at 2pm and 3.30pm

Arniston House grounds are open from 2pm to 5pm
From July to 14th Sep

This historic Midlothian country home is open for Guided Tours on every day of the week except Sat starting at 2 pm and 3.30 pm
The grounds are open from 2pm to 5pm

Outwith these dates parties of between 10 and 50 are welcomed by prior arrangement

Entry to the historic Midlothian home is by tour only

Arniston House Entry Charges:
Adults £5 Child £2 Concessions £4
Under fives free

Contact: +44 (0)1875 830 515

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