Two links of interest regarding Seton House:
East Lothian lies to the east of
The church is under the guardianship of Historic Scotland and like Crichton Collegiate Church has influential Scottish family connections. The Setons are said to be a family of Flemish or
From the car park off the main road there is a walk through the woods to the collegiate church. There is a lot to do in the church which has gradually been restored and is more covered over from my first visits there in the 1960s. Some of the effigies and architectural features can be touched. The grounds of the church have been immaculately maintained and the custodian on duty is as helpful as they get. A small stock of local books is kept.
Further walks around the church can be made and the House can be viewed over the wall. The house is a Robert Adam design and is in private ownership. It had been in the hands of the Charteris family (Wemyss and March) owners of Gosforth House near Aberlady.
Many of the villages and small towns are accessible by public transport from major centres in
Walks can be made in the foothills of the Lammermuir Hills and stout boots and sticks are advised. Garvald is a popular starting point for hill walking. A more leisurely set of walks can be made from the
A lime tree avenue extends from the centre of the village to Yester House. There are orientation maps which someone can read to you, giving the history of the village which was a model village when the agricultural land was improved. Many of the houses retain original features.
East Linton is a small country town in