House of the Binns History, Historic Scottish Building in West Lothian, Tam Dalyell Linlithgow, Phone

House of Binns, Scotland

Historic Scottish Property, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland

post updated 10 December 2023

Location: 4m east of Linlithgow, off A904, West Lothian


The house was gifted by the Dalyells to the National Trust in 1944

A photo of the main facade taken on 27 July 2007 by J. Thomas:
House of the Binns, West Lothian castle
photo : JThomas / The House of the Binns, courtesy of wikimedia commons

House of Binns Scotland


The current Tam Dalyell has an illustrious past in the House of Commons and originated the famous West Lothian Question re problems with scottish Devolution. General Tam Dalyell founded the Royal Scots Greys. It is reputed that the General roasted his enemies alive in the ovens.


Off the A 904 approx 15 miles west of Edinburgh

Opening Times

Generally 1 May to 30 Sep except Fri, check with operators

Contact House of the Binns

+44 (0)1506 834255


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Linlithgow (Scots: Lithgae; Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Iucha) is a town in West Lothian, Scotland. It was historically West Lothian’s county town, reflected in the county’s historical name of Linlithgowshire.

An ancient town, it lies in the Central Belt on a historic route between Edinburgh and Falkirk beside Linlithgow Loch. The town is situated approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of Edinburgh.

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