House Tours and Grounds

Open Days 2024

Booking System - Currently closed until July 2024

Access to the house is only possible via a guided tour.

 

Our next public open days will take place from the last week in July 2024, with dates to be announced.

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Please note that photography is not allowed inside the house. We kindly ask visitors to check their bags into the cloakroom or to leave them in their vehicles to safeguard items around the house.

Private tours can be booked throughout the year, subject to availability, please see bottom of this page for further information.

Two open day tour types are available:

  • a 45-minute experience (maximum duration): touring the ground floor of the South Wing only. This tour is suitable for visitors short on time or those who cannot manage standing up for longer periods of time and plenty of stairs. Tour times are 10.45am and 3.30pm.
  • a 1.5 hours tour, covering the South wing (downstairs and upstairs in the Marble Hall and private family apartments) as well as the Central Block of the house. Tour times are 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, and 3pm.

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Booking System

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

Adults £10 full tour/ £8 for the shorter tour
Seniors (over 65) £8 / £6 shorter tour
Students £6 / £4 shorter tour
Children 12-18 £6
Family ticket £28 / £20 shorter tour (2 adults and 2 children)
Children under the age of 12 and carers go free.

Annual Grounds Permit £20

For small private tours outwith the open days please contact tours@gosfordhouse.co.uk or call 01875 870806.

Please note that there is a minimum charge of £ 300 for private tours of up to 15 guests.

Short Gosford Tour – 45 min max

Full Gosford Tour – 1h30min

Access & Parking

Access by car

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.

Public transport

There is a bus stop at the gates of the House, called GOSFORD HOUSE NORTH LODGE. East Coast buses 124 and X5 both service this stop.

For visitors travelling by train, trains depart from Edinburgh Waverley to Longniddry station. From there, you can board the 124 or X5 bus to the Gosford House North Lodge bus stop, a 5-minute walk from the House. Do NOT alight at the stop named “Gosford House”, 1 stop away from the station as it is a 2-mile walk from the House.

Taxis should be pre-booked as there is no taxi stance at the station and Ubers are not available in our rural location.

Gravel Courtyard at Gosford House

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Private Tours at Gosford House

Private Tours

Private visits can be arranged upon request, subject to our guides’ availability outwith our normal opening season.

Tour length

The minimum recommended tour time would be 45 minutes to allow you to see a varied selection of rooms. The suggested visit time ranges from 1h15min to 2hrs for the house, depending on your schedule and whether your party can easily manage stairs and a longer tour. We recommend to keep an additional 30 minutes aside to view the lovely grounds and ponds area.

Tour topics

Our tours cover the architectural history of the house, as well as the family and their vast art and furniture collection. The House has also been used for various film productions, which can be covered by our guides if this is an area of interest.

A minimum fee of £300 applies, which covers access for up to 15 guests. Additional visitor tickets are charged £15 per head for private visits.

For private visits, please contact Carole at tours@gosfordhouse.co.uk or 01875 870806 with your preferred dates, times and areas of interest.