Haddington East Lothian Scotland

Haddington was a important town and over the years has been burnt down and flooded on more than one occasion. Haddington originally was in Northumbria up until circa 900AD when the Border was moved to bring it into Scotland. St Martin’s Kirk in the Nungate was built circa 1175 which is now the oldest standing building in Haddington. The once Palace of Haddington was abandoned in 1216 when Haddington was burnt by the English invaders. In 1198  King Alexander II of Scotland was born in Haddington. John Knox Protestant reformer was born in Haddington or nearby circa 1510.  Haddington’s new Town Hall was built in 1748 and in 1817 the Waterloo Bridge near the Poldrate Mill was opened. In 1846 Haddington’s railway station opens to the public. linking with Edinburgh and closed in 1949. The twin steel arched Victoria Bridge was built in 1898 and the largest hoard of Roman artefacts(outside Rome) were found on nearby Traprain Hill in 1919 and can be seen in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.  In 1965 Haddington was twinned with Aubigny sur Nère in France. Place to see when in Haddington are;

St Martins Kirk

 Poldrate Mill St Martin's Kirk inside St Martin's Kirk inside

Poldrate Mill

 Poldrate Mill

Nungate Bridge

Nungate Bridge Haddington

St Mary’s Church

St Mary's Church

Amisfield House Remains

 Amisfield House Gates

 Amisfield House Stables Amisfield House Summerhouse

Amisfield Walled Garden

  Amisfield Walled Garden  Amisfield Walled Garden (2)

Fountain Court Street

  Atlas Drinking Fountain Haddington

Tweeddale Monument Court Street

Tweeddale Monument Haddington

Goats Sculpture

 Goats of Haddington Sculpture   Goats of Haddington Sculpture

Mercat Cross

 Mercat Cross Haddington

John Grey Centre

 John Grey Centre Haddington

Carlyle House


Mitchell’s Close

  Mitchell's Close Close Haddington info board Morrison's Close Haddington  Mitchell's Close Haddington Plaque


Royal Palace of King William I


Ferguson Monument Haddington

 Ferguson Monument Haddington

John Knox Institute Haddington

  John Knox Institute Statue Haddington  John Knox Institute Statue Haddington  John Knox Birth Place 1515 - 1572

Lady Kitty’s Doocot and Garden

Lady Kitty's Doocot and Garden

Normandy Garden, Bowling Green & Memorial

   Normandy Garden Memorial Old Bowling Green and Normandy Garden

Waterloo Bridge

 Waterloo Bridge

Victoria Tree 

 Victoria Tree Haddington  

Victoria Bridge Haddington

 Victoria Bridge

Town House Haddington

Town House Haddington

Samuel Smiles Haddington