Here you'll find golden beaches such as those at Gullane, Yellowcraig and North Berwick, spectacular cliffs, as well as the world's finest selection of links golf courses.
See 'Visit East Lothian' for general info and our own reccommendations below
A beauty salon located just a stone's throw away from Barley Cottage.
Suzanne at Hidden Beauty opened the doors of her new salon located on the farm in January 2018. We worked hard with Suzanne to create the perfect bespoke space for her to offer her clients relaxation and pampering. Contact Suzanne direct to book an appointment during your stay in Barley Cottage. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!
East Lothian, Scotland's Golf Coast - pure perfection since 1672
East Lothian is one of the best regions for golf in Scotland, with 22 courses offering choice to golfers of all standards and tastes. You may recognise many of the courses located within Scotland's Golf Coast - Dunbar, North Berwick, Gullane, The 2013 Open Championship course at Muirfield, and Musselburgh one of the world's oldest, where golf has been played since 1672. The county offers traditional links and classic inland golf courses, many steeped in history and complimented by modern, challenging, courses. All coupled with friendly clubhouses and affordable green fees. Scotland's Golf Coast Road provides easy access for visitors and short journeys between courses.
Family Days Out
Scottish Seabird Centre
The Scottish Seabird Centre is situated at North Berwick harbour, East Lothian, with stunning views across the Firth of Forth and the iconic Bass Rock. It is situated in an area which has always been the historic heart of the town and the place to which visitors are drawn. In medieval times those visitors were pilgrims on their way to St Andrews and today visitors to the Centre pass the restored porch of the historic Old Kirk on Anchor Green, where the pilgrims would pray for a safe crossing across the Firth of Forth.
National Museum Of Flight
Wing your way to one of Scotland's best days out at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune an outdoor museum with a 4-hangar collection of aircraft, including Concorde and Boeing 707 to board.
East Links Family Park
Situated just outside Dunbar in East Lothian, East Links is a farm themed activity park that brings out the child in all ages! Here you can enjoy a train safari through the animal paddocks, take a leisurely walk round the farm or get up close in the small animal barn. The four level Fortress is an adventure itself and then there are go-karts, trampolines, jelly belly, ball blast arena, hay barn with climbing walls, soft play area, pedal tractors, Education Barn and JCB Young Drivers Zone.
Fingers and Thumbs
Adventures in art to create and keep. Fingers and Thumbs provide tuition and inspiration in art and craft for everyone – regardless of age, experience or ability. Based in the centre of North Berwick with: a ceramics studio and painting area, a classroom studio, a courtyard garden, and a wonderful collection of handcrafted items and art materials for sale.
Lennoxlove House is open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday between Easter and October.
Jabberwocky Soft Play
An exciting dragon play structure including a toddler area and a specially designed baby area with a café serving quality coffee and simple, wholesome food.
Tantallon Castle is a formidable stronghold that stands on a cliff overlooking the Firth of Forth. Tantallon served as a fortification for more than three centuries and endured three major sieges. Visitors can enjoy a fantastic view from the battlements, admire wild flowers in season and soak up the history of the last of the grand medieval castles. Refreshments are available in the visitor centre.
Myreton Motor Museum
Myreton Motor Museum was founded by Willie Dale in 1966 and has a large collection exhibits such as cars, bicycles, motor cycles and commercial vehicles dating from 1899. There is also an interesting assortment of period advertising, posters, enamel signs, and toy vehicles.
A modern performing arts centre with 2 auditoriums, the larger seating 500, plus bistro and cafe/bar in nearby Musselburgh.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.
(August only) https://www.edfringe.com/
The Belhaven Brewery Tour offers an excellent opportunity to visit a working brewery which is steeped in history. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Coast to Coast Surf School
High quality surf and adventure sports teaching, with a team of experienced instructors offering a wide range of quality lessons and courses in the sports of Surfing, Bodyboarding, Stand Up Paddling and Coasteering.
Foxlake Adventures is Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park along with the UK’s only ropes course constructed over water. We are located in the heart of East Lothian 25 miles east of Edinburgh, nestled in a beautiful woodland on the edge of the newly renovated John Muir Way.
A unique horse riding experience, two miles from North Berwick in East Lothian is offered by this family run horse riding stables surrounded by stunning scenery for you to explore which can include views of Tantallon Castle and the world famous Bass Rock.
Forth Boat Tours
Boat Trips from North Berwick around Bass Rock and Craigleith on the Sula II, a traditional sea-going launch that provides boat trips from North Berwick harbour to the world famous Bass Rock and Craigleith (“The Craig”). You can get a family ticket and under three year-olds go free. You can even bring the dog.
Fletchers Cottage Spa, Archerfield
One of a kind in Scotland and perfect for a relaxing spa day or wellbeing retreat.