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Tel code: 01620 | code search
Postcode: EH41 | code search
Population: 700
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Goblin Ha' Hotel
"Good Points: restaurant facicilities and overall service excellent. Bad Points: rooms need modernising and decorating General review: satisfactory for our stay of one night. would require better rooms for any longer.

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Gifford is a tranquil village in East Lothian in Scotland situated on the Gifford Water, four miles south of Haddington. Gifford is well-known as the birthplace of Reverend John Witherspoon (1722-94), after immigrating to the United States of America was a signatory to the American Declaration of Independence in 1784 and the first president of Princeton University, his memorial plaque stands on a wall near the Parish Church. Historically interesting features include Yester House built in 1694, the Mercat Cross dating from 1710, the Town Hall built in 1887 and the white T-plan Yester Parish Church dating from 1710 with 15th century bell and 17th century pulpit Surrounded by picturesque countryside Gifford is a popular tourist destination attracting golfers, pony trekkers and walkers en-route to the Lammermuir Hills and the Southern Upland Way. The village has hotels, B&B’s and self-catering accommodation, shops and amenities and places to eat out. Attractions include the ruins of the13th century Yester Castle built by Sir Hugo Gifford, said to have been a wizard who built a chamber known as the Goblin Ha’ with the aid of magic, and features in the Sir Walter Scots’ poem ‘Marmion’. Nearby is the Chippendale International School of Furniture which teaches the art of fine furniture making and offers guided tours of the workshop and gallery.

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Tweeddale Arms Hotel (0.18 miles)

Tweeddale Arms Hotel
Kenny and Paula look forward to welcoming you to The Tweeddale Arms in Gifford. Built circa 1685 and still traditionally Black & White, the Tweeddale Arms looks out through lime trees to the Green and the ... More | visit website
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Maitlandfield House Hotel (3.58 miles)

Maitlandfield House Hotel

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Within walking distance of the picturesque county town of Haddington and just 16 miles (26 km) from Edinburgh, Maitlandfield House boasts traditional charm and original elegance. The Maitlandfield House Hotel combines the ... More

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Letham House (4.06 miles)

Letham House

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Nestled at the foot of a secluded rhododendron-lined drive on the outskirts of Haddington in East Lothian is Letham House. Only 16 miles from Edinburgh, this restored 17th century mansion ... More

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Overhailes Farmhouse (5.10 miles)

Overhailes Farmhouse
From the minute you arive at Overhailes Farmhouse we want to make sure you have everything you need to make the most of your stay with us. We have 3 beautiful rooms for you to choose ... More | visit website

Adniston Manor (7.10 miles)

Adniston Manor
We are in a very peaceful location, situated in the heart of East Lothian. A golfing mecca with excellent links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Borders and the Highlands, we are ideally situated to cover ... More
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Drem Farmhouse (7.19 miles)

Drem Farmhouse
Drem Farmhouse is a large Georgian house set in the picturesque conservation village of Drem, located in the heart of East Lothian, surrounded by golf courses, beaches and within easy reach of Edinburgh. It is the ... More | visit website
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Duck's at Kilspindie House (8.47 miles)


Edinburgh city centre only 18 minutes train ride. Award winning cuisine. Airport 35 minutes; 21 golf courses within 15 minutes. Fantastic bird watching.

Having undergone an extensive refurbishment Kilspindie House has been granted a three star ... More | visit website

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Aberlady Inn (8.49 miles)

Aberlady Inn
Family business
The Conservatory Restaurant
Wine Garden
Ensuite accommodation
All functions welcome
Close to golf courses, bird watching & Edinburgh city centre

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Fenton Tower (8.72 miles)

Fenton Tower

Fenton Tower is a magnificent, fortified 16th Century tower located just 20 miles east of Edinburgh between Gullane and North Berwick. Set amongst the rolling countryside and surrounded by beautiful links golf courses, including Muirfield, ... More


Castle Inn Hotel (9.84 miles)

Castle Inn Hotel
The Castle Inn is a 19th Century Coaching Inn built by the noted William Burn. Set in the quiet rural village of Dirleton the Inn overlooks the village green and the 13th Century stronghold of ... More

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