East Lothian is proud to be a major part of the Edinburgh Marathon route and to host the finish line. The route through East Lothian takes in some spectacular locations and scenery. If you are already committed to taking part or are thinking about signing up, remember that East Lothian is a great place to be based – we are only 30 minutes from Edinburgh by road or rail.
There are lots of places to stay including a 5 star spa hotel, guest houses, restaurants with rooms, B&Bs, self catering and camping & caravan parks. While you are here you can enjoy our fantastic food & drink much of it locally produced and if you choose to extend your stay there are many attractions and activities for you to enjoy including award-winning visitor attractions and exhilarating outdoor activities.
East Lothian lies just to the east of Edinburgh and is hailed as 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!
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 ancient settlements. Charming towns and villages invite you to browse in galleries, museums and gift shops.
We offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor and sporting activities. In addition to excellent golf courses situated along Scotland’s Golf Coast you can enjoy 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.
For more information on East Lothian and booking your stay click visiteastlothian.org