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East Linton Town Information

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Preston Mill - Photo © Chris Allen
Preston Mill - Photo: Chris Allen CCL

image spacer This East Lothian village lies close to Preston Mill, Scotland’s oldest working water-powered grain-mill.

Nearby is the Phantassie Dovecot. Both are operated by the Scottish National Trust.
The Scottish engineer John Rennie (1761-1821) - designer of London’s old Waterloo Bridge - was born at Phantassie Farm while the village itself is dominated by the ruins of Hailes Castle where Mary Queen of Scots and James Bothwell stayed in 1567 while fleeing from rebel nobles.

Phantassie Doocot - Photo © Lisa J
Phantassie Doocot - Photo: Lisa J CCL

Hailes Castle - Photo © Kevin Rae
Hailes Castle - Photo: Kevin Rae CCL

Behind the castle soars the mountain of Trapain Law.