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6th July 2014 - Event closed

Lennoxlove House


Lennoxlove House

Lennoxlove House


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Dating back to the 1300’s, it was called Lethington Tower and owned by the Maitland family whose coat of arms is still above the front door. In 1946 Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, and his family took residence. The previous centuries have seen the House witness an invasion from the English armies, many infamous deaths and marriages, and of course a connection or two, to Mary, Queen of Scots herself.

Throughout the years the House has had many uses; a fortified tower, military headquarters, country retreat, dower house, family home and symbolises the changing history of Scotland. It even played its part during the Second World War acting as an impromptu airfield from where Halifax bombers flew to the continent. A magnificent collection of paintings, furnishings, sculpture and china are all preserved within the walls of Lennoxlove to this day. The present 16th Duke of Hamilton together with his late father recently oversaw a significant renovation project that restored the House to its former glory. The many original period features, including ornate cornicing and marble, were given careful attention, whilst replacing the 1903 heating system ensuring The House offers a warm, comfortable environment.

The House is once again a truly impressive reflection of Scottish history that makes it a superb location for a wedding, conference, corporate event, house party or simply a great escape for a luxury weekend. And so, on our visit to Lennoxlove, we will be welcomed into the Duke of Hamilton’s family home.


Visiting Dirleton Castle and Tantallon Castle on Wednesday 2nd July, we will move to Lennoxlove House in the afternoon, home to Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton, where we will have afternoon tea.

Your tour ticket price includes entry to Tantallon and Lennoxlove.

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