The Hirsel

The seat of the Earls of Home. The 14th Earl of Home, Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903-1995), renounced his title in 1963 to become Prime Minister. The estate has several nature trails, Lake Hirsel (a waterfowl sanctuary), and Dundock Wood, a mass of colour from late May to early June when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom. There is also a museum.

Useful information


A 697, TD12 4LP Coldstream

Opening hours

park open all year: daily dawn-dusk; museum and Arts & Crafts centre: 10.30am-4.30pm - Hirsel House closed to visitors

Nearby tourist attractions

Coldstream Museum
Coldstream Museum
Kirk O'Steil
Kirk O'Steil
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