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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, arguably the most arresting of the house’s 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 2021

Our planned open days are from Thursday 1st until Monday 5th July; and from Thursday 15th July to August 2nd. Tours leave at 11am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm and 3pm. Late arrivals may have to wait for the next available entry slot and may not be guaranteed entry.

For small private tours outwith the open days please contact note that there is a minimum charge of £225 for private tours of up to 15 guests.

Open Days 2022

Our next open days will take place over the Easter Weekend in April 2022. Details on exact dates to follow in January 2022.

House Tours and Grounds


For tours on public open days, you may pay cash or with cheques at the door.

Adults                                        £10
Seniors and Students             £5
Under 16’s                                FOC

Annual grounds permit         £15

Annual grounds permit         £15
Half-year grounds permit     £10

House Tours and Grounds

Access and Parking

On public open days or for private tours, you may access the house from the main gates on the coast road between Aberlady and Longniddry.  Outwith the open days, these remain accessible for residents only and grounds access is via the carpark near the Bothy shop.

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. East Coast buses 124 and X5 both service this stop.


Access to the house
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Access to walk within Gosford Policies requires a permit.

Permits can be obtained from the Wemyss and March estate office (01875 870201 | open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)


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 a lead or under close control at all times.

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.

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

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For information on annual walking permits for the grounds, please e-mail .

Alternatively, call 01875 870201 during office hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm – debit cards accepted for permit purchases from the estate office.

For further information on public open days and private tours  please email .