Constructed in the 1720's with Sir John Clerk of Penicuik and William, Scotland's leading architect of the day., Mavisbank is one of Scotland's earliest examples of a Palladian style villa. Today, the house is a ruin. Hosted by Historic Environment Scotland with the Landmark Trust.
Join Historic Environment Scotland's Steven Robb and Pauline Megson to hear the history and significance of this architectural gem. Find out why the house has languished as a ruin in recent decades and about attempts to save it. Pre-booking essential as numbers will be limited. The meeting point for the talks is in front of Mavisbank House. The entrance to the grounds of Mavisbank is located at a wooden gate just off the sign-posted riverside path at a point midway between Polton and Lasswade by Mavisbank's old walled garden.
Guided talks at 11:00 and 13:30 - booking essential. SORRY, NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Access from Loanhead is via Polton Road and from Bonnyrigg, via Polton Bank. Walking from the war memorial at Polton is a 15 minute stroll to Mavisbank House, making sure to keep to the riverbank path then into the grounds, round the side of the walled garden, then turn right up the drive to the house. Parking - as there is very limited parking available at Polton, please car share or use public transport if possible. Information about Lothian Buses can be found at:
Sorry, these talks are now FULLY BOOKED.
Where to find us
- Mavisbank House and Grounds TALKS NOW FULLY BOOKED
- between Loanhead, Lasswade and Polton
- EH18 1HY (nearest postcode available)
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