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Nearest town: Dunbar

Site type: historic site

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: East Lothian

Country: Scotland

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: No data

Recorded by: Andy McGeeney

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: Described by Hutchison (1890) as standing 'on the brow of a gentle eminence, sloping to the north, and which it entirely covers. The circumference of its branches is close to 100 yards'. The yew is often called the Darnley Yew, the result of a plot supposedly hatched beneath the tree to murder Lord Darnley, the king consort to Mary Queen of Scots.

Yew trees at Whittinghame:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2003 Whittinghame Notable 373cm at 150cm - view more info