Rising out of the heart of East Lothian, Lennoxlove is set in a wooded hollow one mile south of the picturesque market town of Haddington, with breathtaking views over the Lammermuir Hills. A recent restoration has added contemporary luxury and comfort to the magnificence of this historic house which has stood for over 700 years.
Originally known as Lethington Tower, the house has existed since an unknown date in the 13th century, and it was built to its full height in 1345 by the Maitland family, whose coat of arms still crowns the front door. In 1946 the 14th Duke of Hamilton and his family took residence, bringing a collection of treasures from Hamilton Palace. Previous centuries have seen the house witness English invasions, infamous deaths and marriages, and Mary, Queen of Scots herself.
Through the years the house has taken many guises; a fortified tower, military headquarters, country retreat, dower house and family home, and symbolising the changing history of Scotland. It played a significant part during the Second World War, as an airfield from which Halifax bombers flew missions to the continent. Lennoxlove's magnificent collection of paintings, furnishings, sculpture and porcelain tells the story of Scotland as much as its own. The present Duke and his late father recently restored the House meticulously. Original period features, including those in the state rooms designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and John Fowler were given careful attention, as was the 1903 heating system, injecting modern luxury into the house's rich history.This impressive reflection of Scottish history makes Lennoxlove a fascinating experience, and a superb location for a wedding, conference, corporate event, house party or simply a great escape for a luxury weekend. No matter what brings you to Lennoxlove, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the Duke of Hamilton’s family seat.