Hopetoun House is on the outskirts of South Queensferry; very close to the Forth bridges, and a hop, skip and a jump away from Edinburgh. It’s a fascinating place; the original building, a square box with a beautiful twisting internal staircase, was originally design and built by Sir William Bruce in 1699, however in 1721 William Adam was asked to build an extension which is essentially the front of the house that you see today as you travel up the drive. His extension is literally attached to the original building however so there is quite a contrast between the two styles which makes for interesting viewing. Anyway, it’s definitely worth a visit. Here are some photos of the highpoints from my visit; having access to the views from the rooftop was particularly fantastic as it’s always nice to see a part of the country that you know reasonably well, from a different perspective!