Edinburgh Fringe - Escape to East Lothian

Visit East Lothian | Thursday 25th July 2019 9:00am

It’s show time in North Berwick as the awesome Fringe by the Sea returns to East Lothian’s famous seaside town.  With over 160 music, comedy, kids, books & film events, this years’ programme is an amazing line-up not to be missed! The festival runs from 2nd-11th August – visit here for full programme and ticket details.

East Lothian’s 5 star Musselburgh Racecourse provides action-packed family friendly race meetings this summer.  From a Friday Night at the Races to the Archerfield Cup Family Day, the whole family will enjoy a trip to the races.  Dates for your diary……

Friday 2nd August - Friday Night at the Races

Fri 9th August – Family Day featuring The Archerfield Cup Raceday

Tuesday 27th August – Evening Meeting

Wed 28th August – Afternoon Meeting

Visit here for further information.

The Brunton is East Lothian’s official Fringe venue with a programme of dance, music & theatre to entice you away from the hustle and bustle of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival crowds #FringeEscape.  Events run from 5th August – 22nd September.  Visit here to book.

If you’re thinking of venturing along the The John Muir Way, now is a good time to get started as you can pick up your John Muir Passport, collect stamps when you complete a stage and take advantage of some super special offers along the route.  The Passport makes a lovely souvenir and you’ll want to keep it along with your completer certificate.  You can buy your Passport at Belhaven Bikes & John Muir’s Birthplace in Dunbar.

Stamping stations in East Lothian are:-

Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum

The Goth

Prestonpans Library

Archerfield Walled Garden

Dirleton castle

Scottish Seabird Centre

North Berwick Library

Law Cycles

John Muir’s Birthplace

Belhaven Bikes


Passports are welcome at the following venues where holders can receive special discounts and offers:-

The Goth

Archerfield Walled Garden

Tea at Tiffanys

Boardside Café @ Foxlake Advenutres

Belhaven Bikes

The Castle Hotel

John Muir’s Birthplace

Summer in East Lothian is looking like a good one for festival goers, daytrippers and those who enjoy the great outdoors.