Dalmahoy

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Dalmahoy
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Entrance front of Dalmahoy House
Coordinates 55°54′13″N 3°22′10″W / 55.903566°N 3.369435°W / 55.903566; -3.369435Coordinates: 55°54′13″N 3°22′10″W / 55.903566°N 3.369435°W / 55.903566; -3.369435
Listed Building – Category A
Designated 22 January 1971
Reference no. 27021
Designated 1987
Dalmahoy is located in Edinburgh
Dalmahoy
Location in Edinburgh

Dalmahoy is hotel and former country house near Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is located off the A71 road, 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) south of Ratho. The house is protected as a category A listed building,[1] while the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.[2]

History[edit]

The estate was the property of the Dalmahoys of that Ilk until the early 18th century.[3] The house was built in 1725 for George Dalrymple, a younger son of the Earl of Stair, and was designed by the architect William Adam (1689–1748).[1] Dalmahoy was sold in 1750 to James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton.

In 1787 an extension and a number of alteration were made to designs by Alexander Laing. Further alterations were made in the 1830s, involving William Burn, and in 1851 by Brown and Wardrop.[1] In 1927 the house was leased and converted to a hotel, with golf courses being established in the grounds.[3]

The present hotel was built in 1990, and comprises substantial extensions to the original building[4] and the golf course/hotel complex played host to the second ever (and first in Europe) Solheim Cup in 1992. The hotel is now part of the Marriott chain.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dalmahoy House: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. 
  2. ^ "Dalmahoy". An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland. Historic Scotland. 
  3. ^ a b "Dalmahoy: Site History". An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland. Historic Scotland. 
  4. ^ "Dalmahoy House". Gazetteer for Scotland. 
  5. ^ "Marriott group website". Dalmahoy, A Marriott Hotel and Country Club.