Inch House

Visit a traditional Scottish tower house

A building full of character and community.

Inch House is a traditional Scottish L-plan tower house built in the 16th/17th centuries and set in a magnificent surrounding park. Although greatly extended in the 1890s by the architects MacGibbon and Ross, it retains much of its original character and many interesting historical and architectural features.

Its history is closely connected with that of two of Scotland’s leading legal dynasties: firstly the Winrams and, from 1660, the Gilmours. In 1947 it was purchased by Edinburgh Corporation to become a primary school and, from 1968, the local community centre

Booking details:

No advanced booking required

Tour information: 

Guided tours will commence every 20 minutes. Register at the front desk. 


24th and 25th September 

Opening times: 



225 Gilmerton Road


EH16 5UF


  • Wheelchair accessible toilet 
  • Limited wheelchair access - ground floor only
  • Toilet facilities 
  • Refreshments
  • Events for children
  • Parking 
  • Hearing Loop