Culture & Heritage

East Lothian hides a piece of history and heritage all across the county that the past is everywhere you look.

The county has rich traditional culture much of which still lives and breathes through the sites and scenery. East Lothian is a mainly rural area with a large coastal plain mostly given over to intensive arable farming. The coastline is a very important wildlife area, which also has a high level of recreational use. Discover ancient sites, castles and historic battle grounds, or stop off at one of the breathtaking historic churches. There is also an industrial heritage with much of the eastern part of the county reflecting previous mining activity. The wealth of accessible heritage attractions will keep history enthusiasts entertained. Museums and art galleries provide an educational insight of East Lothianís culture, history and contemporary themes that will leave the arts and culture buffs completely satisfied. If photography is your thing, whether you are a professional or amateur, walk away with images that do justice to the countyís panoramic landscaped and world-class attractions.