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Entrance front of Dalmahoy House
Coordinates55°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
Designated22 January 1971
Reference no.27021
Dalmahoy is located in Edinburgh
Location in Edinburgh

Dalmahoy (from the Scottish Gaelic: Dail MoThua[1]) is a 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,[2] while the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.[3]


The estate was the property of the Dalmahoys until the early 18th century.[4] 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).[2] 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.[2] In 1927 the house was leased and converted to a hotel, with golf courses being established in the grounds.[4]

The present hotel was built in 1990, and comprises substantial extensions to the original building[5] and the golf course/hotel complex played host to the second ever (and first in Europe) Solheim Cup in 1992. Dalmahoy is now an independent hotel.[6]


  1. ^ http://www2.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/sbg/lorg.php?facal=Dail%20MoThua&seorsa=Gaidhlig&tairg=Lorg
  2. ^ a b c "Dalmahoy House: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland.
  3. ^ "Dalmahoy". An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland. Historic Scotland.
  4. ^ a b "Dalmahoy: Site History". An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland. Historic Scotland.
  5. ^ "Dalmahoy House". Gazetteer for Scotland.
  6. ^ "Dalmahoy website". Dalmahoy, A Hotel and Country Club.