Featured Yews

Find out more information about some of the yew sites which have particularly interesting or notable botancial or historical features.

Preston Hall, Midlothian

The beautiful private estate of Preston Hall (including the Grade A listed mansion house) is approximately 1 mile (1.5km) north of the village of Pathhead

The Phoenix Yews of Inchlonaig

The village of Luss lies on the western shore of Loch Lomond. It is an ancient place with links to St Kessog (born 460, died

Picture of ancient yew on lawns in front of Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, Forfar, Angus

Glamis Castle, near Forfar in Angus is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s most beautiful castles. The home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne,

Kilneuair – The Chapel of the Yew

Kilneuair is a notoriously hard to find place on the southern shores of Loch Awe in Argyll and has an ancient sacred history. The place

Close up showing cut branches - are they used for part of a burial ritual?


Innisherrich is a tiny island, which can be reached by a causeway at low tide from Portinnisherrich on the south shore of Loch Awe. Its

Yews at the foot of the Moot Hill at Scone

Scone, Perthshire

Scone is one of Scotland’s most treasured sacred locations. It served for centuries as the inaugural site of Scottish kings and from 841 until 1296

A moss covered yew with exposed sapwood.


Inchlonaig, also known as the ‘Island of Yews’, is the northernmost of the main islands on Loch Lomond in Argyll and Bute and is privately