The Pineapple House – things to do around Edinburgh

The Pineapple House – things to do around Edinburgh

Built in 1761 by the Earl of Dunmore as a summerhouse the Pineapple is one of the stranger buildings I’ve seen. I first heard of it when I spotted a print of the building and realised it was really close to Edinburgh.

When it was built the Pineapple was one of the most exotic fruits available in Scotland and was designed to give brilliant views of the Dunmore Estate.

Once you’ve finished admiring this wonderfully quirky building, there are lots of woodland walks to enjoy.

Good to know

You can choose to rent the Pineapple as holiday accommodation.

The ground around the house was really muddy so it is best to wear walking boots.

Getting there

The easiest way is by car, you drive to Airth and then follow the signs. The road up to the house isn’t the best and has a lot of potholes. There is a small car park.

Getting to the Pineapple by public transport isn’t the easiest you’d need to go to Airth and then walk about 2 miles.

Cost

Free

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