Bonnington House is a 19th-century country house near Wilkieston. The house was built in 1622, and was the home of the Foulis Baronets of Colinton. Sir James Foulis, 2nd Baronet, served as Lord Justice Clerk from 1684 to 1688, taking the title Lord Colinton. Bonnington later passed to the Wilkies of Ormiston.

The house passed from the Scott family to Hugh Cunningham, Lord Provost of Edinburgh around 1702. It is said to have been doubled in size c.1720. In 1720 the house was owned by Hugh's son, Alexander Cunningham.

In 1858 the house was completely remodelled in a Jacobean style. The house and its 100-acre (40 ha) estate was bought by the present owners in 1999, and in 2001 the house was refurbished by Lee Boyd Architects. Two new wings were designed by Benjamin Tindall Architects, granted planning consent in 2010 and completed in 2015. The grounds of the house have been developed as a sculpture park, now open to the public as Jupiter Artland.

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Wilkieston, United Kingdom
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Founded: 1622
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in United Kingdom

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Ryan Mighton (6 months ago)
Ok place been twice in one month just to see if my feelings would change. Tracy Emans work in my opinion is nothing to shout about, it's not what I class as art, more of a scribble or mess. Other sculptures/art around the grounds are more interesting. Shame the old sculptures have been taken away as they looked really good too.
Nicola Hones (7 months ago)
The house is private, but jupiter Artland which is at this place was Awsome and well worth a visit, but do choose a dry day.
Neil Thomson (8 months ago)
One of the best sculpture parks in the UK. Also has a great cafe and shop.
Pete Boyd (8 months ago)
An absolutely wonderful place but could do with having some more works in place
Mark du Toit (10 months ago)
Absolutely stunning scenery and buildings. We attended a wedding at Jupiter Artland a few weekends ago and what a magical place this is. The photos of the bride and groom walking through the mounds and the sculptured gardens were spectacular. An amazing, relaxing walk if you ever want a great day out with a picnic and to take in the art.
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