Sharing, cultivating and protecting our local environment

Over 6,000 acres of woodland are said to have been planted by the 1st Earl and his son, the 1st Marquess at Yester Estate.

Now, in 2021, the estate is the proud custodian to over 550 acres of woodland, private gardens, farm land and Yester House itself.

The grounds of Yester Estate are home to some beautiful and significant woodland specimens.

Yester Castle
It is with a sad heart Yester Estate are having to close Yester Castle to public access with the recommendations from historic Scotland and East Lothian council under health and safety as due to the stone being removed making the structurally unstable. This has been reported to the police as theft and criminal damage any information can be passed on to the police with incident number 1181 120321. We will keep you posted with update as they arise thank you for your help and support in this matter.

Those we are especially proud of are:

  • UK Champion Fagus Sylvaticus (Beech) standing proud at 41m tall along the river bank
  • Sequioadendron Giganteum (Giant Redwood) at 43m
  • The very popular and beautiful Taxus Baccata (Yew), an East Lothian County Campion at 20.5m