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Butterdean Wood - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Unnamed Road, Tranent EH33 1EE, UK


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About Butterdean Wood

A decidious and attractive mixed woodland of confers ash birch and mixed broadleaves. There is a car park and two way-marked trails with a number of wild-life themed sculptures. The terrain is generally flat. The wood lies between Tranent and Haddington and is popular with local walkers.

Attractions Near Butterdean Wood

Longniddry Bents
Longniddry Bents4.64km from Butterdean Wood

Longniddry Bents is known best for its plant life. The base-rich soils have allowed a number of plants to flourish here that are only seen occasionally elsewhere in the county. The shallow bay is a popular watersports location for windsurfers, kitesurfers and sea kayaks.Many sea and wading birds frequent the area making it a regular haven for bird-watchers. A small community of rare water voles are known to reside around the several burns running out of the bents. Grey seals are often spotted t

Seton Collegiate Church
Seton Collegiate Church4.68km from Butterdean Wood

Seton Collegiate Church is one of the finest surviving medieval collegiate churches in Scotland. The term "Collegiate Church" covered a variety of sins, often literally. Collegiate Churches were generally endowed by the the local laird, who paid for the maintenance of community of priests. The primary role of the college was to pray for the souls of their benefactor, his wife, and his family. The church is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, and a 4-Star Historic Tourist Attraction

Seton Castle
Seton Castle4.69km from Butterdean Wood

Seton Castle was built in the late 1700s on the site of Seton Palace, which was demolished in 1789. The palace, near Longniddry, on the Firth of Forth, formerly belonged to the Earls of Winton and was a popular retreat for Mary, Queen of Scots. She spent time at the palace after the murder of her second husband, Lord Darnley; they had also spent their honeymoon there. The date when the original palace was built is uncertain but it was located on the lands of Seton and Winton.

Seton Sands Holiday Village
Seton Sands Holiday Village4.89km from Butterdean Wood

This is one of the best places to stay in Scotland with Edinburgh and it's castle only 30 min's away by car. With views across the Firth of Forth and close to the beach this makes a great park. You will find plenty to do for all the family on this small but well equipped park.

Hopetoun Monument
Hopetoun Monument5.42km from Butterdean Wood

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.

Lennoxlove House
Lennoxlove House5.58km from Butterdean Wood

Lennoxlove House is a substantial old house incorporating a large tower with a fine interior and pretty gardens and so more. Since 1946 it has been the family home of the Dukes of Hamilton, and it is seasonally open for guided tours: see the Visitor Information section on this page. The house is protected as a category A listed building, and is described by Historic Scotland as "one of Scotland's most ancient and notable houses." The wooded estate is included on the Inventory of Gardens and Des

Where is Butterdean Wood

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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.