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Old Penicuik House

Door open days

8 September 2018 (1030 to 1530 hrs)

9 September 2018 (1030 to 1530 hrs)


Old Penicuik House is the finest and most influential example of Palladian architecture in Scotland. It was gutted by fire in 1899 and has stood as a ruin for over 100 years. It sits at the centre of an important 18 C designed landscape which together form an exceptional physical record of the artistic patronage of the Clerk Family. The house was gutted by fire in 1899 and has stood as a ruin for over 100 years. 


Old Penicuik House and its immediate surroundings are now in the ownership of the Penicuik House Preservation Trust and the 6 year project to consolidate this magnificent ruin and improve access to the surrounding estate is now complete. The second phase has now commenced and involves the conservation and repair of the many eye-catching’ built features in the designed landscape, including the Roman Bridge and Knightslaw Tower.




Key Information

Saturday: Guided walking tours 1130 and 1330 hrs.

Activities for children throughout the day.


Sunday: Guided walking tour 1100 hrs

Activities for children throughout the day.


Please note that the converted stable block is not included in the tour.

Parking is available a short walk from Penicuik House at the car park visible from the A766. Vehicular access to site is available for blue badge holders only.  This can be arranged by contacting the Ranger Service on 01968 670738.

Where to find us

  • Old Penicuik House
  • Penicuik
  • EH26 9LA