There are several local attractions in the area that can be part of your visit to the House. Below are a selection that are family friendly. Please note some you may need to book in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment. Contact them directly.
The Whittingehame Yew (Taxus baccata) is one of Scotland’s Heritage Trees. It lies in the grounds of Whittingehame Estate, close by Whittingehame Tower, and is a remarkable example of a “layering yew”, in which the branches sweep down to the ground and root themselves, forming a conical chamber with the original trunk as a central pillar. It has historical connections with Mary Queen of Scots, as Bothwell confessed to having planned the murder of Darnley in the courtyard at Whittingehame Tower, and local tradition has it that the plotting was conducted within the Yew Tree.
Complete the booking form and return it to the Whittingehame Estate before your visit.