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Mavisbank House

Door open days

14 September 2019 (Tours at 1100 hrs and 1300 hrs - booking essential)

15 September 2019 (Tours at 1100 hrs and 1300 hrs - booking essential)


Mavisbank House is tucked away between the communities of Loanhead, Lasswade and Polton.  Its creator, Sir John Clerk, was a major figure in Scottish cultural history.  It was constructed in the 1720s and is one of Scotland's earliest examples of a Palladian style villa.  Today the house is a ruin.  Come and learn of its history and importance. 

Key Information

Architect: William Adam

Building Date: 1720

Tours at 1100 and 1300 hrs lasting approximately 40 minutes - booking essential.

Meet at the interpretation board: access can be gained via the pathway along River North Esk, from Polton Road.   

Visitors should note that parking around the perimeter of the grounds is extremely limited and public transport or car sharing should be used to reach the site where possible.

Visitors should come wearing stout footwear.  Tom Parnell from Historic Environment Scotland, will lead the visit, talking about the building's history and importance.

There are no facilities on site. 

To book please e-mail

stating which visit you would prefer along with your name and contact details (phone and e-mail).


Where to find us

  • Polton Road
  • Lasswade
  • EH18 1HY is nearest postcode available