Battlefields of East Lothian (AD 800–1745)
East Lothian is home to some of the most important battle sites in Scotland, from the 9th century to the 18th.
The Siege of Haddington (1548–49 AD)
The Battle of Prestonpans (1745): to visit the site, either climb up to the top of the viewing mound at Meadowmill (signposted from the A1) or follow the self-guided walk described in the downloadable battle leaflet.
Each battle was fought over an extensive area, which is now part of the working landscape of East Lothian.
In some cases, a battle memorial has been erected to mark the site of the event, and at Athelstaneford an interpretive centre has been created at the doocot.
There are further plans to provide better access and interpretation provision at all of East Lothian’s battle sites.