Discover castles, gardens, picturesque villages and award winning visitor attractions as you journey through some of the country’s most beautiful scenery.
Described as Edinburgh’s Coast & Countryside, East Lothian is right on the capital’s doorstep and is the perfect base from which to explore. Over 40 miles of magnificent coastline mixes award-winning beaches with stunning cliffs and the world’s finest selection of links golf courses.
With so much to see and do, East Lothian really is the perfect destination for coach and tour groups. There is plenty of free parking in each of the towns and at most of the visitor attractions.
East Lothian has rail links at North Berwick and Dunbar and the A1 road travels north through the county to Edinburgh. Just 20 minutes away, Scotland’s vibrant capital city and its Festivals are easily accessible.
Although we have given you these itineraries as suggestions, East Lothian has such a wealth of activities and attractions – all within easy reach – that you can easily choose to make your own bespoke trip. Why not combine some of our suggestions and stay for a holiday or short break?
Developed earlier this year, the 'Explore East Lothian' brochure provides information on six different themed tours, all of which are highlighted here on our website, but can also be downloaded click here.
While you are here you can also take time to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
The wonderful coastline boasts some of the country’s best beaches. Here are just a few:
Find something unique when you shop in East Lothian. Our villages and towns are well served with names you will recognise but we also have excellent independent retailers offering exclusive merchandise. Many of our shops sell high quality locally crafted and sourced products. Whether you want to treat yourself, take home a souvenir or buy something for family and friends, you are sure to find just the right thing when you shop in East Lothian.
East Lothian is known as the Garden of Scotland. There is a superb range of fresh local produce available throughout the year. Whether you’re a foodie or just enjoy good food and drink, you’ll be spoilt for choice in East Lothian. On the last Saturday of each month, you can come, taste and buy local produce at Haddington Farmer’s Market. A range of first class cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels all prepare the finest food using the best of local ingredients.
To find out more visit www.foodanddrinkeastlothian.com
East Lothian has excellent accommodation. From cosy hotels to university accommodation and from restaurants with rooms to an elegant spa, many serving award-winning food, there is something to suit every budget for groups both small and large.