How do you get to Yester Castle?

You can walk to the castle by following the river from Gifford, or you can access it from the Castle Park Golf Club – follow the perimeter of the golf course, keeping the dyke to your right. You’ll have to cross a potentially boggy bit before reaching a hillier section.

Where do you park for Yester Castle?

Hidden in a wooded area near the village of Gifford East Lothian, Yester Castle can be a little tricky to locate. The first thing you need to do is get your car parked nearby. There is a large lay by next to Danskine Lodge which has room for 5 or 6 cars. I used postcode EH41 4PJ to get me there (nearest postcode).

Who owns Yester Castle?

Yester Castle is a 13th Century courtyard castle situated in the grounds of the privately owned Yester Estate. It passed to the influential Hay family who went on to become Marquesses of Tweeddale and who eventually abandoned the castle for the nearby Yester House.

Who built Yester Castle?

Hugo de Gifford
The castle was built in the village of Gifford, East Lothian, during the 13th century by Hugo de Gifford, nicknamed the “Wizard of Yester” by locals. He was widely thought to be a necromancer who carried out arcane rituals in the subterranean hall.

Can you visit Yester Castle?

Today the castle can be visited thanks to an East Lothian trail that runs through the Estate but the site is heavily overgrown and buried deep within woodland making it difficult to appreciate the majesty of this key castle that once dominated all around.

When was Yester Castle built?

Spooky Yester Castle was founded in the year 1267 by a local baron and guardian of King Alexander III, Sir Hugo de Gifford. The castle is situated in woodland to the north of the Lammermuir Hills, approximately a mile and a half away from the modern-day village of Gifford in East Lothian.

Who owns Goblin Gifford?

Rob Reeley
A winner is crowned tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow and Rob Reeley, owner of the Gifford business, was hoping it could be The Goblin Ha’.

What are goblins in Harry Potter?

Goblins were a highly intelligent race of small magical humanoid beings with long fingers and feet that coexisted with the wizarding world. Their diet consisted of meat, roots, and fungi.

Is Dobby a goblin?

Dobby was a house-elf, much shorter in stature than humans, standing only about 3 and a half feet (1.06 m). He had large, tennis-ball-like green eyes, a pencil-like nose and long, bat-like pointed ears. Before he was given freedom, he wore a body-covering pillowcase.

Why are goblins not allowed wands?

The Wand Ban was Clause Three of the Code of Wand Use (passed by the Wizards’ Council in 1631). This clause forbade other magical beings such as house-elves or giants to carry a wand; according to Amos Diggory, it was worded “No non-human creature is permitted to carry or use a wand”.

Where is Dobby’s grave?

Freshwater West beach
He is one of the most beloved characters in Harry Potter books and films, but could the “resting place” of Dobby the House Elf be removed? A grave paying tribute to Dobby sits above Freshwater West beach in Pembrokeshire, where the character’s death was filmed.

Where is Yester Castle in Scotland?

Yester Castle is a ruined castle, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south east of the village of Gifford in East Lothian, Scotland. The only remaining complete structure is the subterranean Goblin Ha’ or Hobgoblin Ha’ (Goblin Hall). It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, recorded as such by the Royal Commission on…

Who were the builders of Yester Castle?

It is this army of hobgoblins that was considered to be the builders of Yester Castle. Little remains of the castle today, but the subterranean Goblin Ha’ (Gobiln Hall) is still largely intact. The Hall is described on the Royal Commission of the Ancient Monuments of Scotland website as follows:

What happened to Lord Yester Castle?

John Hay, 2nd Lord of Yester, was slain at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. The castle changed hands between the Scots and English in the late 1540s, the last castle in this part of Scotland to be surrendered. The castle passed by marriage to the Hays early in the 15th century, and was abandoned in the 17th or 18th century.

Where is Yester House?

A fine vaulted underground chamber, known as the ‘Goblin Hall’, is reached by a flight of steps. ‘Yester’ is marked on Blaeu’s map of The Lothians, then ‘Yester C.’ on Adair’s map of East Lothian, by when what is now Yester House had become the main seat of the property. The lands were a property of the Giffords in the 12th century.