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The Hopetoun Monument is in the Garleton Hills, near Camptoun. It is 95ft (29m) tall and is situated on the summit of Byres Hill 560ft . The monument was erected in memory of John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun (1765-1823). The monument is often referred to as the Garleton Monument or the "Galla Monument" by locals, after Garleton Farm on Byres Hill.

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Garleton Castle

Garleton Castle

0.92km from Hopetoun Monument

Garleton Castle is an interesting example of a courtyard castle, and originally consisted of three accommodation blocks within a curtain wall. Built in the 16th century, the present castle almost certainly replaced an earlier tower built by the Lindsay family, which was possibly the place of birth of the poet Sir David Lindsay of the Mount in 1486. The Lindsays also owned Byres Castle nearby.

Chesters Hill Fort

Chesters Hill Fort

1.99km from Hopetoun Monument

Chesters Hill Fort was probably built in the first millennium BC, and was occupied into the Roman occupation of Britain in the early centuries of the first millennium AD. It remains an impressive and imposing monument despite the intervening 2,000 years. This fortified village with its system of ramparts and ditches around a settlement of about twenty roundhouses is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, who describe it as "one of the best-preserved examples in Scotland of an Iron age for

Barnes Castle (Vaults)

Barnes Castle (Vaults)

2.79km from Hopetoun Monument

Barnes Castle is an unfinished castle, with a number of defensive banks, located 5 kilometres north-east of Haddington in East Lothian, Scotland. It is close to Athelstaneford on the slopes of the Garleton Hills. The remains, also known as Barney Vaults or The Vaults, are protected as a scheduled monument.

Nungate Bridge

Nungate Bridge

3.19km from Hopetoun Monument

This 16th century red sandstone bridge over the River Tyne in the East Lothian town of Haddington is limited to pedestrian traffic and is just about wide enough for a horse and cart. There are two 18th century arches on the eastern approach. The bridge itself is over 210ft [6.4m] long and 14ft 8 ins [1.4m] across the parapets; it has three main arches.

Myreton Motor Museum

Myreton Motor Museum

3.28km from Hopetoun Monument

Myreton Motor Museum is one of the oldest motor transport museums in the UK. It is a museum located near the village of Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland, which has a motoring history collection which covers most of the twentieth century. It has a collection commercial vehicles, cars, motor cycles, bicycles, motoring memorabilia and toy cars dating back to the turn of the twentieth century.

St Mary's Parish Church

St Mary's Parish Church

3.34km from Hopetoun Monument

The Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin is a Church of Scotland parish church in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. Building work on the church was started in 1380, and further building and rebuilding has taken place up to the present day. It is the longest church in Scotland, at 206 feet from east to west, and is in the early Gothic style.

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East Lothian Council

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East Lothian is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, as well as a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area. The county was also known as Haddingtonshire.

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