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Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:20

Inveresk Lodge Garden

A must-visit destination for all keen gardeners, this delightful hillside garden is just awaiting discovery. Tucked away within its stone boundary walls you will find unusual plants as well as familiar friends growing within mixed beds and borders.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:49

Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot

Hidden away in the rural idyll of East Linton resides an architectural oddity beloved by artists and photographers. Preston Mill, with its distinctive Dutch style conical-roof, was East Lothian’s last working water mill.

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Wednesday, 07 March 2012 22:37


Newhailes is a fine late 17th-century house with impressive 18th-century additions and interiors, set in a fascinating 18th-century designed landscape. Bought in the early 1700s by Sir David Dalrymple, of the Scots legal and political dynasty, the most remarkable addition was the library, which played host to many famous figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. Much of the original decoration and furnishing has survived intact, though worn, retaining the mellowness of its interiors rather than being an immaculate restored dwelling.

Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:08

Blackness Castle

Built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons, Blackness was never destined as a peaceful lordly residence; its enduring roles were those of garrison fortress and state prison.