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Duntarvie Castle

West Lothian

Duntarvie Castle

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 02/09/2018
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1-2 September 2018

While the castle probably has early 12th century origins, the building in more-or-less its present form dates from the late 16th century. Ultimately owned by the Earl of Hopetoun, it was abandoned c.1840 and the 20th century found it ruined. Restoration, with the new roof now in place, has been undertaken by the present owner, Geoffrey Nicholsby, who will make Duntarvie a function venue and also the headquarters of Geoffrey Tailor Highland Crafts. Rectangular three-storey block; square towers with five storeys (the 'east' now partially collapsed) project at either end; turrets with turnpike stairs in the tower-main block angles. The internal straight stair (ground-first floor) is an unusual feature for its period.

Hopetoun House

West Lothian

Hopetoun House

Date 1: 02/09/2018
Date 2: 02/09/2018
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2-2 September 2018

Designed by Sir William Bruce and then remodelled and extended by William Adam, Hopetoun House is one of the finest examples of 18th century architecture in Britain. It is a Category A Listed building. The magnificent interiors which have remained virtually unchanged for three centuries reflect the elegance of the Georgian era and are decorated with the best period furniture, paintings, tapestries and clocks, with beautifully crafted finishes of carving, gilding and plaster work. The house has been home to the Hope Family since the late 1600’s and the present Lord Hopetoun and his family still live in Hopetoun House.

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