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House Tours and Grounds

House Tours and Grounds

Gosford House Interior

Inside, the building exceeds the expectations raised by its elegant exterior. The Marble Hall, in the south wing, is arguably the most arresting of its many fine features. It was completed in 1891 by William Young for the tenth Earl of Wemyss and rises to a height of three storeys, with a magnificent double staircase leading to a surrounding picture gallery. The elaborate fireplace, alabaster colonnades and ornate plasterwork reflect the strong Italianate taste of the tenth Earl, while the Palladian screen of Venetian windows are reminiscent of Adam’s original designs.

House Tours and Grounds

We will be open

The house will be open to the public in 2019 on the following dates:

18-22 July

1-5 August

9-13 August

22-26 August

There is no requirement to book. For groups of eight or more please contact caroline@gosfordhouse.co.uk for details of private tours.

The main gates open just before 12pm with the first tour starting at 12pm followed by 1pm, 1.45pm and the final tour at 2.45pm.

We are delighted to announce that each tour of the house has now been extended to one and a half hours. This is to accommodate several new rooms and corridors on the tour. The maximum number per tour is now 15 people as some of these new areas are limited in space. The ticket also acts as your permit to the grounds for the afternoon.

Please note the main gates to Gosford House close promptly at 4.45pm. All vehicles should be off site by then.

Visitors are asked to note the following requests:

  • NO photographs are allowed to be taken inside the house.
  • NO bags are allowed into the house. There is a cloakroom for bags although we would advise you leave them locked in your car.

Please Note: The house has very limited disabled access and part of the tour requires climbing stairs.

For queries regarding day permits, private tours and public open days please call 01875 870808 or e-mail caroline@gosfordhouse.co.uk

House Tours and Grounds

Payment

We are only able to accept cash or cheques at the door for public open day tours of the house.

Adults £8
OAPs and Students £5
Under 16’s FOC

For those wishing to buy an annual or daily permit for access to the grounds these can be bought from the Gosford Bothy Farm Shop or the estate office. Most credit and debit cards are accepted.

For further information on annual walking permits for the grounds, please e-mail estateoffice@wemyssandmarch.co.uk or call 01875 870201 during office hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Estate

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. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

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.

Permits
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.

Vandalism
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.

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For further information on public open days, private tours or day walking permits please call 01875 870808 or email caroline@gosfordhouse.co.uk

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

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