Fenton Barns Attractions
Fenton Barns is a family working farm, with a retail village. There are many commercial outlets which include a farm shop and cafe. The shop has many locally produced goods, with the cafe providing great meals and snacks. There is also a mixture of small local businesses. There are rental units of all sizes available to rent for small businesses or workshops.
Fenton Barns is surrounded in history. With castles, museums many other villages and towns all close by. If out for the day exploring by foot bike or car Fenton Barns is a great rest spot for food drink and retail therapy.
Places close by include Gullane, Dirleton, Drem East Fortune and Athelstaneford.
Fenton Tower derives its name from the lands it stands on lands of ‘Fentoun’. “During the reign of King David I of Scots (1124-1153).The present Fenton Tower was built circa 1575 by the Carmichael family who were the land owners at the time. Built with protect in mind as it is positioned to see in all directions. In 1591 King James VI of Scotland took refuge here. With the coming of Cromwell in 1650, Fenton Tower was attacked and left in ruins as many castles were. It remained unused until it was purchased in 1998 and the owners rebuilt the tower to its former glory to historic specifications.