Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Edinburgh Live
Edinburgh Live
Iona Young

East Lothian tourists find hidden castle in Scotland with secret underground entrance

A group of tourists in East Lothian have discovered what they believe to be the "scariest" castle in Scotland which has a hidden underground entrance.

The friends visited the historic site in Gifford and took turns going inside all the creepy passageways and ruins while learning about its colorful history.

READ MORE - Tributes pour in for 'lovely' young West Lothian man with 'infectious smile'

The TikTok user known as @myveggietravels shared a spine-chilling clip of the adventure and captioned it: "The ultimate abandoned castle in Scotland for thrill seekers.

"In East Lothian lies a ruined castle famous for its Goblin Ha and tales of construction by a wizard, a team of hobgoblins and the Devil himself.

"Yester Castle's entrance is now closed to the public following a large theft of stones from its chamber... so here is a look inside."

In the terrifying clip, the visitors arrive at the castle ruin and show the hidden stone entrance on camera as they venture inside.

Next, they go through Devil's Hole, described as a "claustrophobic passage" that leads into the castle. It goes underground through a hill on the site and is nearly pitch black.

The scary video has been viewed over 150,000 times with many TikTok users fascinated by the spooky video and others saying they had visited it and loved it.

One social media user joked: "The Devil's hole... my ex had one of those."

Another said: "I'd go if I wasn't by myself lol."

While one added: "I'd do it but not sober otherwise I'd end up having a panic attack."

Sign up for Edinburgh Live newsletters for more headlines straight to your inbox

Yester Castle is a ruined castle, located 1+1⁄2 miles (2.5 kilometres) southeast of the village of Gifford in East Lothian.

The castle was built during the 13th century by Hugo de Gifford, nicknamed the "Wizard of Yester" by locals, He was widely thought to be a necromancer who carried out arcane rituals in the subterranean hall.

Little remains of the castle today, but "Goblin Ha', or Hobgoblin Hall- as it is known - can still be visited by those looking to explore its mysterious past but you can read more about it here.


Hero Edinburgh man saves Christmas for hundreds of displaced Ukrainian orphans

Tragedy as body found in search for missing West Lothian man, age just 20

Edinburgh weather: Met Office issues warning for rain on Friday and new snow blast

Concerns for Edinburgh teenager, 15, last seen with handbag, phone and 'some cash'

Scottish garage owner spends Christmas with his comrades in Ukraine trenches

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.