Broxmouth Park

Broxmouth Park

Broxmouth Park is an 18th century mansion situated in East Lothian in Scotland. It was built at the site of the 1650 Battle of Dunbar, where Oliver Cromwell led his troops to victory over a Royalist Scottish army.

Broxmouth Park history

After the execution of Charles I in 1649, Scotland declared loyalty to his son, Charles II. The English dispatched an army to Scotland and, after weeks of manoeuvring and futile negotiations, the two sides met at Dunbar.

Although initially in the stronger position, the Scottish redeployed their forces allowing Cromwell to take advantage of the tactical situation and engineer a Parliamentarian victory. It was claimed that as many as 3,000 Scots lost their lives, and many more died later in prison or during forced marches. Broxmouth Park also is the site where Sir William Douglas’s gravestone lies after he was killed in the battle.

The mansion at Broxmouth Park itself was built for the Duke of Roxburghe in the late 18th century, with Queen Victoria paying a visit in 1878 when she planted a cedar tree in the grounds. She also had an iron staircase built at the back of Broxmouth to look over the grounds, the site of the famous battle and Cromwell’s Mount – from where the general directed his victory.


Broxmouth Park: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue

Did you know that Broxmouth Park is located in one of the sunniest parts of Scotland?

In fact its little micro climate meant that last year, 95% of the weddings hosted on the estate had sunshine.

Now obviously Broxmouth Park cannot guarantee you nice weather, but it can provide you with a beautiful venue and first class service.

So should you put it on your shortlist of wedding venues in Scotland?

Let’s take a closer look at what a Broxmouth Park wedding would be like.


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ABOUT BROXMOUTH

Broxmouth Park is a stately mansion in East Lothian and provides an exclusive venue for luxury weddings, corporate hospitality and private parties.

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Broxmouth Park
Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1QW

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The Bridge House is a stunning house set within 150 acres of untouched scenery on the Broxmouth Estate near Dunbar – a lovely town situated on one of the most picturesque costal locations in Scotland and East Lothian. It offers many great beaches on its doorstep, such as Belhaven Bay, White Sands, Yellowcraig, Tyninghame, North Berwick and Pease Bay. They are all under 20 minute drive, so whether you feel like surfing or just enjoying the views, you’ll be delighted either way!

East Lothian is also a golfer’s paradise featuring 22 courses for all levels of golfers with many Championship courses. The estate also neighbours with the Dunbar Golf Club which is an Open qualifying venue.

Dunbar offers a wealth of activities for families. There is the East Links Family Fun Park which has animals for the children to feed, train rides and an amazing Fort for them to play on. Dunbar is also known for its indoor swimming pool with a wave machine – children’s absolute favourite! If you’re feeling more adventurous, at the Dunbar harbour, boat trips can be arranged for. Additionally, if you’d like to learn more about the world famous Concorde as well as many historic and modern aircrafts, we’re a short drive away from the Museum of Flight as well as The Scottish Sea Bird Centre in North Berwick, overseeing the all-white Bass Rock.

If you’re hungry for some arts and festivals, Edinburgh is only 20 minutes away by train from Dunbar train station. Festivals there take place all year round so you’ll be spoilt for choice with the biggest festivals – International Festival, Festival Fringe and Military Tattoo taking place in July and August.

The Bridge House presents a lovely style and following its recent refurbishment to a very high standard, it also offers some much-loved country luxury. It is located in one of the loveliest places in East Lothian surrounded by wildlife, plenty parking and grounds perfect for outdoors picnics and BBQs. Additionally, and for your comfort, it is equipped with a 7 person hot tub which is kept at around 40 degrees all year round.


The Lodge by the Lake, Broxmouth Park Dunbar, East Lothian

The Lodge by the Lake is the newest addition to one of Scotland’s most picturesque and prestigious coastal locations. Private Broxmouth Park Estate in Dunbar where the lodge is located is set within 150 acres of unspoilt landscape, making is a perfect setting to relax and enjoy Scotland at its best. The historic fishing town of Dunbar is situated on the East Lothian coast and its high street is packed full of unique local boutiques and businesses providing customers with a unique local retail experience. There are award winning food and drink establishments and some grand historic stone buildings.

Dunbar is home to John Muir Country Park which is a nature reserve named the explorer, naturalist and conservationist, who was born in Dunbar. It nurtures a wide range of habitats, birds and plants and covers some of the most spectacular East Lothian coastline.

There are plenty other family attraction in Dunbar such as East Links Family Park and Fox Lake Adventures. East Links Family Park is a farm-based activity park suitable for all ages. A train safari takes you through paddocks of farm animals and there are lots of activities including go karts, trampolines, soft play ball blast area and a tree-level multi activity fortress. Foxlake Adventures, Scotland’s first wakeboard cable tow is great fun for beginners and experienced wakeboarders.

Dunbar is also known for one of the biggest water attractions in East Lothian – its own indoor swimming pool with an incredible wave machine – children just love it! For those looking for more adrenaline, boat trips can be booked in the Dunbar harbour. Coast to Coast will help you book full surfing beach if you wanted to try yourself surfing in the Belhaven beach. Both the Museum of Flight and The Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick are highly recommended local attractions for those looking for a more relaxing day away.

There are some wonderful beaches within our neighbourhood – Belhaven Bay and White Sands and many more in the near vicinity including Yellowcraig, Tyninghame, North Berwick and Pease Bay. East Lothian is also a golfer’s paradise offering 22 courses catering for all levels. Broxmouth Park is also a neighbour to Dunbar Golf Club which is an Open qualifying venue and is viewed as one of the best links courses in Scotland. Muirfield, one of several Championship courses, which is world renowned and host to the British Open is only 20 minutes’ drive.

For those that are seeking the arts and festivals, Scotland’s historic capital – Edinburgh is only a 30 minute car journey from Broxmouth Park or a 20 minutes train ride away. Edinburgh is a host to a number of renowned attactions including The Castle, National Gallery, Palace of Holyrood House, Royal Yacht Britannia, Museum of Scotland and Botanical Gardens. Edinburgh is a host to many festivals all year round and especially during July and August each year, the city hosts the International Festival, Festival Fringe and Military Tattoo creating an atmosphere and buzz to remember.


The Bridge House, Broxmouth Park, Dunbar

Check-in is after 4pm on the day of arrival and check-out is by 11am. Early check-in and extended check-out is subject to availability and incurs a cost/fee.

Minimum stay 2 nights Weekends (Friday and Saturday)
Minimum stay 3 nights Midweek (Sunday to Thursday)

Changeover Day is Flexible

LOW Season
3rd January to 11th March 1st November to 16th December
£ 450 Weekend per night
£ 300 Midweek per night

MID Season
12th March to 29th April 10th September to 7th October
£ 550 Weekend per night
£ 350 Midweek per night

HIGH Season
30th April to 1st July 3rd September to 9th September
8th October to 31st October
£ 650 Weekend per night
£ 400 Midweek per night

PEAK Season
2nd July to 2nd September 17th December to 2nd January 2022
£ 750 Weekend per night
£ 425 Midweek per night

Scotland 2021 Holidays
2nd April - 4th April 2021 (Easter Holiday weekend)
£ 550 Weekend per night including Sunday

30th April - 2nd May 2021 (Early May Bank Holiday weekend)
£ 650 Weekend per night including Sunday

28th May - 30th May 2021 (Spring Bank Holiday weekend)
£ 650 Weekend per night including Sunday

30th July - 1st August 2021 (Summer Bank Holiday weekend)
£ 750 Weekend per night including Sunday

31st December - 2nd January 2022
*£ 750 Weekend per night including 2nd January 2022 Sunday

*Special Events Policy:
Please be advised there&rsquos a 4-night minimum requirement during Christmas (24th, 25th, 26th December 2021) and Hogmanay (30th, 31st December 2021). Full prepayment is also required at the time of booking.

Payment Terms:
Payment is due 50% with the booking with the balance due 3 months before arrival (excluding for Special Events). Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or PayPal secure payment link (PayPal may charge a handling fee).

Our guests are responsible for complying with Covid19 restrictions and the government&rsquos policy. We highly recommend that you take travel insurance.

Please phone or email if you have any special requirements such as high chairs/cots etc.

10 of us stayed at bridge house for my 30th birthday weekend. The house was fab, really clean and the rooms were all gorgeous. Check in was easy and the owners were available to answer any questions, whilst giving us privacy for the weekend. The rooms were comfortable and the house was really warm, which was great for getting out the hot tub! The hot tub made the weekend. We also attended foxfall which was a fun activity for those who are adventerous! Everyone had a great time and I would definitely recommend bridge house and hope to return again. Thanks for an awesome 30th!!

I stayed here at Hogmanay for 3 nights with a group of friends (5 couples - aged 22-25). Thoroughly enjoyed it and are planning to return! Cannot fault the house at all, rooms were lovely, plenty of logs for the fire and there was room for all ten of us in the hot tub! Really nice views, although we hardly left the house. Kitchen and dining room are great also. All booking and check in was effortless and hassle free, and Simon posted an item of clothing that had been left behind which was much appreciated. Did a lot of research before booking the bridge house for Hogmanay so would highly recommend!

A wonderful house for a large family gathering set within lovely grounds. Will definitely be returning.


Broxmouth Park Wedding Entertainment

There are a number of options the Ritz Trio offer when providing entertainment at Broxmouth Park.

Wedding Ceremonies

The Trio are often asked to provide music for guests arrival for the ceremony and then for the brides arrival, the signing and the recessional.

We have a special selection of tunes ideal for this part of the day.

The Trio sometimes uses the services of a classical violinist who is able to play some of the more requested ceremony pieces such as Pachelbel Canon In D. The Ritz Trio guitarist would normally accompany the violin on classical guitar. It is also possible to use a keyboard during the ceremony.

For Your Drinks Reception

The Ritz Trio play music ranging from Swing and Rat Pack to some fun arrangements of a few more popular tunes such as “It Must Be Love, Love Love” “My Guy” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to name a few.

We would look forward to playing for you and your guests at Broxmouth Park!


East Lothian’s Broxmouth Park to turn courtyard into rustic wedding venue

Exciting news! Broxmouth Park, which boasts 15 acres of rolling parkland and an 18th-century stately mansion, has big plans to restore its courtyard into a barn-style venue. The new space will have a relaxed, countryside feel whilst still retaining the luxurious touch that we’ve come to expect from the venue. The work should be completed by November 2021.

“The new venue includes a stunning ceremony chapel, separate wedding gallery, exclusive bar facilities, plus a picturesque outdoor courtyard for your dreamy drinks receptions. There’ll even be a private bridal suite for preparation,” says Oskar Gilchrist-Grodnicki, Broxmouth’s resident wedding planner.

“This spectacular development will also be complemented by seven beautifully appointed cottages with accommodation for up to 40 of your guests.” Roll on November, we say.


Broxmouth Park

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Detail of entrance portico and doorway, Broxmouth Park.

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General view of Broxmouth Park from north west.

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View of Broxmouth Park from south.

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General oblique aerial view of the country house and policies, taken from the SSE.

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Oblique aerial view centred on the country house with the stables adjacent, taken from the WSW.

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Interior view of Broxmouth Park showing detail of staircase.

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View of courtyard, Broxmouth Park, from north.

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General oblique aerial view of the country house and policies, taken from the SE.

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Oblique aerial view centred on the country house with the stables adjacent, taken from the NNW.

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Oblique aerial view centred on the country house with the stables adjacent, taken from the S.

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Oblique aerial view centred on the walled garden with the country house adjacent, taken from the SE.

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Oblique aerial view centred on the walled garden with the country house adjacent, taken from the ESE.

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General view of Broxmouth Park from west.

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General view of inner face of west wing of Broxmouth Park from north east.

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Interior view of Broxmouth Park showing ceiling moulding.

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General view of Broxmouth Park from north east.

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View of remains of demolished wing's east wall, Broxmouth Park, from north west.

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Detail of west elevation of Broxmouth Park.

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View of Broxmouth Park court from south.

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Interior view of Broxmouth Park showing panelled room with fireplace.

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View of remains of demolished wing's west wall, Broxmouth Park, from north east.

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Oblique aerial view centred on the walled garden with the country house adjacent, taken from the ENE.

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General view of Broxmouth Park from south west.

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View of Broxmouth Park entrance bay from south.

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View of demolished wing's west and north walls, Broxmouth Park, from south east.

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General view of Broxmouth Park from south east.

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General oblique aerial view of the country house and policies with the town beyond, taken from the SSE.

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View of inner face of east wing of Broxmouth Park from north west.

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Description

18th century rectangular plan walled garden encased in
early 19th century exterior walls with service
buildings. Random rubble with ashlar coping.
WALLED GARDEN: high walled garden entered by gateway to
N end of W wall with fine wrought-iron gate bearing
entwined intials at centre. Brick lining to N wall.
Lean-to row of tools sheds and ancillary buildings,
early 19th century abutting on external side to N.
TOOL SHEDS: abutting high N wall of walled garden, and
facing kitchen garden. Slightly advanced bay to E raised
in gabled dormer with doorway 16 bays to right with
similarly advanced doorway to W end and with one doorway
widened. 12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case
windows to W row of buildings with polygonal ashlar and
brick stacks at ridge. Grey slates and some asbestos
roofing.
KITCHEN GARDEN: low rubble walled enclosure to N within
outer walled area, overlooked to S by lean-to service
buildings. Outer N wall shaped by gateway with squat
ashlar pier, and with evidence of former hot-houses and
heating chambers on each side.
Low rubble outer wall to W.
GATEPIERS: squat drum gatepiers to outer W wall, leading
to gardener's house, cone capped with decorative vase
finials.