Just to the east of Edinburgh lies East Lothian – Edinburgh’s Coast & Countryside. With over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, spectacular cliffs, award-winning tourist attractions and the world’s finest selection of links golf courses, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature!
East Lothian is one of the most picturesque areas of Scotland. Rich in history, the past is kept alive with rugged castles including the magnificent Tantallon, grand country houses such as Newhailes in Musselburgh, historic market towns and the ancient settlements. Charming towns and villages invite you to browse in galleries, museums and gift shops.
There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor and sporting activities apart from the excellent golf courses including watersports, walking, cycling and racing at the 5* Musselburgh Racecourse.
There are many places in which to base your stay in East Lothian from the coastal town of North Berwick and Dunbar to the inland historic county town of Haddington as well as secluded rural hideaways and of course Musselburgh the end point of the marathon.
High quality accommodation includes a luxury spa, guest houses, restaurants with rooms, B&Bs, self catering, camping and caravan parks.
East Lothian is just 30 minutes from Edinburgh by rail or road.
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