On the way up to ACH
Explore East Lothian

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 to start planning your visit.

There are many other options in the area not listed below. We suggest you look at the Visit East Lothian page here for more information.

Why not visit the Yew Tree during your stay?

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.

Brownies taking oath under Yew Tree
Yew Tree Visit