Thoroughly Entertaining

Corporate & Private Activities

Surrounded by endless expanses of lawns in 100 acres of gardens and woodland, Gilmerton House is a great activities venue in East Lothian near Edinburgh.

Choose from a wide range of entertaining activities for team building, incentive events, company fun days, private parties and for any other excuse.

Outdoor options include archery, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, mini highland games, GPS adventures, pole position, quad biking and croquet.

More sedate activities in the house cover: tutored wine or gin tastings, led by our very own Sommelier and gin aficionado; themed events like Gilmerton Murder Mysteries; and Scottish Ceilidhs.

“Our team were looking for somewhere peaceful with beautiful scenery and shut off from everyday life. Not your typical corporate establishment. The team were very accommodating. …Its history and tradition make it a unique venue.”

Sheila Lyburn, Craneware
An Ancient Sport


A chance to try your hand at the medieval sport of archery, one of the most ancient sports.

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Clay Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is a great experience. Equipped with a shotgun and fully trained instructor, by the end of the day you’ll know how to fire a shotgun and be confident of firing at a moving target. We also cater for experienced shots and shooting syndicates.

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for the kilted generation

Scottish Ceilidh Dancing

Our Ceilidh band provides a modern, funky twist on traditional Scottish country dancing. A fusion of modern pop beats and rock melodies with traditional Scottish music.

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a wonderful demonstration


Falconry takes place on the lawn at the front of Gilmerton House where you'll see peregrine falcons, eagles and owls up very close.

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A Golfers' Paradise


Gilmerton House is steeped in Scottish golfing history, a home to golf: the Kinloch family have had links with golf for over 200 years. This is the perfect base for golfing in East Lothian.

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fun and highland games

Mini Highland Games

Our mini Highland Games are often one of the most popular team building and incentive events for business and private groups. You'll experience Tossing the Caber, Tug o' Wars, the Weight O'er Bar, Tyre Flip and much more as you compete against your mates to be the winning clan!

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What wets your taste buds? At Gilmerton we can offer wine tasting, whisky tasting, craft beer or gin tasting, led by Tom, our very own in-house Sommelier.

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Better than Downton Abbey

Themed Events

Where better for a Downton Abbey Night, Casino Night, Roaring Twenties Party or James Bond Night? Or tap into Gilmerton's history with a Murder Mystery Night or Wartime Weekend...

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Quad Biking

Experience the thrills and challenges of quad biking through a cross-country nature trail while enjoying some of the best views in East Lothian.

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fun relax create

Floral Workshops

Want to learn how to create your very own beautiful floral displays? Our floral workshops include a step-by-step guide and get-your-hands-dirty approach. A beautiful setting for a beautiful activity.

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Historic house stays


You’ve found the perfect retreat for a luxury leisure break or executive retreat. The house boasts 10 immaculate double bedrooms with exemplary ensuite bathrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with a flat screen television, tea and coffee making facilities, robes and towels, and, of course, breath-taking views.

You’ll also love the inviting Drawing Rooms, the panelled Music with its Rococo swirls, and the elegant Dining Room.

A full butler service is provided for overnight guests.

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