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Brief description of site

The designed landscape at Duddingston House is now in multiple ownership, and includes a golf club and a school, but the character of the informal 18th-century parkland remains. There are 18th- and 19th-century plantings and remnants of water features. Around the house is a late-20th-century formal garden and grass terraces tracing a previous formal garden.

Brief history of site

The deer park at Duddingston House was laid out in 1760 and there is a reference to the involvement of Robert Robinson. Part of the former policies has been used or owned by a golf club since the late-19th century and Holyrood School has occupied another part of the estate since the 1960s. Duddingston House opened as a hotel in 1963 but is no longer trading.

Location information:

Address: Duddingston House, Duddingston, Edinburgh, EH15 1RB

Locality: Edinburgh

Local Authorities:

Edinburgh, City of; Duddingston

Historical County: Midlothian

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 66 Grid Ref: NT291723
Latitude: 55.9385 Longitude: -3.13657

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: golf course

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1760

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 79.5

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