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House Tours and Grounds

House Tours and Grounds

Interior guided tours

Our guided tours illuminate the history of the place, the architecture and the family who live here.

Gosford’s architectural past is a story in itself. The original plans for the house drawn by Robert Adam were much altered following his premature death, only a year into the project. Completed in 1808, its original wings were taken down, only to be rebuilt years later, with a grand Marble Hall, which is  arguably the most arresting of the house’s many fine features. Completed in 1891 by William Young for the 10th Earl of Wemyss, it rises to a height of three storeys, with a magnificent double staircase leading to a surrounding picture gallery. Occupied by the army during WWII, the house suffered severe damage due to a fire and damage caused by its occupants. Most of the artefacts and artwork survived but conservation has since remained a priority.

House Tours and Grounds

Open days 2020

10-14 April – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 situation, the Easter public open days (10 – 14 April) have been cancelled. We hope to be able to open the house for the following summer dates:

18-22 July

1-5 August

22-26 August

One final block of open days to be confirmed soon.

Tours run on a first-come, first-serve basis and pre-booking is not available.

For private tours outwith the open days please contact

  • Entry is by guided tour only
  • Tour times: 10am, 11am, 11.45am and 12.45pm
  • Tours are approx. 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Gates close promptly at 2.45pm
  • Maximum number per tour is 15 people
  • Tickets act as your ground permit
  • No photographs to be taken inside the house
  • A cloakroom is available, although we advise you leave your belongings in your car
  • No disabled access in the house

For queries regarding day permits, private tours and public open days please call 01875 870808 or e-mail

House Tours and Grounds


For tours on public open days, we are only able to accept cash or cheques at the door.

Adults                                   £8
OAPs and Students           £5
Under 16’s                           FOC
Annual grounds permit    £15

House Tours and Grounds

Access and Parking

On public open days or for private tours, access to the house is from the main gates on the coast road between Aberlady and Longniddry.

Parking is available for visitors in the courtyard. In keeping with the natural surroundings, this is gravel-surfaced.

There is a bus stop at the gates of the House. It is serviced by East Coast busses 124, 125, X5 and X24.

Outwith the open days, these remain accessible for residents only.

Access to the house
Gosford House Policies 1


For those wishing to walk around Gosford Policies and Grounds you are invited to do so by buying a permit. Gosford House, the policies, gardens and grounds are private so we appreciate your co-operation with adhering to the requests below.

Dogs must be kept on leads during the months of March to August so they do not interfere with wildlife breeding and nesting and are under close control for the rest of the year.

Please note bikes should not be ridden around the Gosford Policies or Grounds.

Gosford House, the stables and all the houses within the Gosford Policies are occupied. Please respect the privacy of those living and working on the estate by keeping a respectful distance away and not accessing the enclosed gardens or terraces.

Access to walk within Gosford Policies requires a permit. Permits can be obtained from the Wemyss and March estate office or from the Gosford Bothy Farm Shop.

If you should see anything untoward please report this to the estate office during the week on 01875 870201 or inform the staff in the Gosford Bothy Farm Shop at weekends.

Gosford House Policies 1
Gosford House Policies 2

For further information on public open days, private tours or day walking permits please call 01875 870808 or email

For information on annual walking permits for the grounds, please e-mail or call 01875 870201 during office hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm – debit cards accepted for permit purchases from the estate office.