Yester House, East Lothian

Yester House

 

This mansion is near the village of Gifford in East Lothian.

It’s worth a visit on any tours of Scotland.

 

It was built in 1745 and was the seat of the Marquis of Tweeddale.

The house contains a great deal of fine plaster decoration.

This includes the famous room decorated by the French artist Delacour in 1761.

 

The Gifford family have been in possession of the lands since at least the 12th century.

The house has a great history.

 

There is also Yester castle.

The castle is interesting because of the underground room “Goblin Ha” built in the 13th century.

This is also known as Bo (for Bogey) Hall.

The room is 37 ft by 13 ft, and the vaulted roof is 19 ft high.

 

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