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Holidays in East Lothian, Scotland +44 (0) 1620 671 966

East Lothian has something for everyone - here are just some of the activities you can do during your stay on our golden coast. It may feel like a million miles away from the city but its only minutes from Edinburgh by car, train or bus!

East Lothian is one of Scotland's best kept secrets

Our self catering holiday properties are located along the 'sunshine' coast from Aberlady to Dunbar. With a unique microclimate that offers more sunshine than most other locations in Scotland, there are miles of magnificent coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, spectacular cliffs, award winning tourist attractions and the world's finest selection of golf courses, our holiday properties are perfectly located. From the excitement of Musselburgh Racecourse to the awesome sight of Concorde at the National Museum of Flight, the award winning Scottish Sea Bird Centre to the impressive cliff top fortress of Tantallon Castle you will be spoilt for choice. 

Holiday properties on the East Lothian coast

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Fun for all the kids (however old they are!)

East links Family Park

A privately run park which includes a selection of animals including llamas , Highland cattle and deer as well as lots of activities to keep children of all ages entertained including the play barn and the cycle kart track, not to be missed. Find out more about the park here 

Aviation and Motoring

For transport enthusiasts there is the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune which includes the famous Concorde among its exhibits. Then there is the Myreton Motor Museum near Aberlady which has a fine collection of cars and motorbikes dating back to 1899.

Sports

For golfers, the East Lothian coast is home to some of Scotland's finest golf courses. With many first class courses along this short stretch of coast the top of the list must be Muirfield itself, home to the Open Championship. You can also play the Links courses at Luffness, Dirleton , Gullane, Archerfield, North Berwick and Dunbar which offer a testing challenge to players of all skill levels.

East Lothian offers a wide range of water sports too: windsurfing, surfing, wake boarding, diving, sailing as well as kayaking and kite surfing.

Some of the world's finest golf courses

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Entertainment

The charming towns and villages of North Berwick, Gullane, Dunbar, Aberlady and East Linton invite you to browse in art galleries, museums and gift shops. The famous Brunton Theatre attracts some of the best theatre, dance and entertainment around while The Fringe by the Sea, North Berwick's very own festival, offers new performances each year for all the family.

Explore East Lothian's coastline 

Exploring East Lothian's coastline

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Officially the sunniest and driest area in Scotland, this beautiful coastline is home to a rich variety of wildlife and thousands of seabirds arriving each year to nest on its islands. East Lothian's lovely towns and villages are where you can savour delicious fresh local produce, as well as seafood specialities in their delicatessens, restaurants and cafes. Look out for the farmers’ market in Haddington and the quarterly Slow Food Festival in North Berwick, where you can try some of East Lothian's best food and drink. And don’t forget to sample Scotland’s national drink at the five star Glenkinchie Distillery.  

Boat Trips and The Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre is a great place to spend the day, with lots of interactive attractions for the kids such as watching live footage of the birds on the nearby Bass Rock. This  is one of the foremost nesting sites in Scotland for seabirds, and there are regular boat trips from Berwick to see them at close quarters.

There several boat trips available through the Seabird Centre - a high speed trip with the Three Island Seabird Safari and the more leisurely Seabird Catamaran. If you're feeling really adventurous you can do a landing trip to Bass Rock or the Isle of May!

Boat Trips with the Scottish Seabird Centre

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Transport

Trains and buses run regularly from Dunbar and North Berwick to Edinburgh, making a visit to Scotland's beautiful capital city a very relaxing and entirely enjoyable experience, without any of the hassle of city driving and expensive parking.