Age: Heritage (<400 yrs), Ancient (400-800 yrs)
Access: Public ~ Admission fees and opening times apply
Site Type: Historic Castle/House/Estate
Location: Hopetoun House, Queensferry, West Lothian EH30 9RW
OS Map Grid: NT 088790
Coordinates: 55.997368 -3.468518

Hopetoun House, a magnificent building in stunning surroundings, is said to be Scotland’s finest stately home and has been home to the Hope family since 1699. In the grounds is a tall yew with a girth size implying it is well over 500 years old and possibly associated with Abercorn castle which stood in what are now the grounds of Hopetoun until it was demolished in the middle of the 16th century. There is yew planting from periods circa 1600 and 1725 and consequently Hopetoun is a fantastic location to experience yews of all shapes and sizes, including ‘phoenix’ yews which have been toppled but still live on. With grateful thanks to Emma Parker, a Ranger at Hopetoun, who invited SYTHI to visit a previously unrecorded ancient yew site. For a more in depth discussion of the yews at Hopetoun House please visit the featured yew page here.

Access: Public ~ Admission fees and opening times apply
Age: Heritage (<400 yrs), Ancient (400-800 yrs)
Site Type: Historic Castle/House/Estate
Location: Hopetoun House, Queensferry, West Lothian EH30 9RW
OS Map Grid: NT 088790
Coordinates: 55.997368 -3.468518