East Lothian

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Top things to do in East Lothian

East Lothian might be on Edinburgh’s doorstep but it is a destination in its own right. Here are my favourite things to do in East Lothian.

Aberlady Bay

We’ve fallen in love with East Lothian so much that we’ve been looking for somewhere to live; we try Aberlady on for size.

Tantallon Castle and Bass Rock

Tantallon Castle sits on a dramatic cliff face, head to Seacliff beach to really get an idea of just how formidable this castle really is.

Tyninghame Beach

Whether the sun is shining or the wind is blowing right through, there few places that bring a smile to my face in quite the same way as Tyninghame Beach.

Hailes Castle

Hailes Castle is hidden away in the most gorgeous location on the banks of the River Tyne just outside the pretty village of East Linton. One of Scotland’s oldest stone castles, dating from around 1220, it has had a fascinating (and horrific) history.

Yellowcraigs Beach

Gorgeous Yellowcraigs Beach is located just to the south-west of North Berwick. Treasure Island was (probably) based on the island of Fidra, Robert Louis Stevenson was a regular visitor to the East Lothian Coast!

Seacliff beach

Visit the secret beach at Seacliff. Drive down the little winding private through the woods and you are rewarded with spectacular views, a wide sweeping beach, rock pools and of course, the dramatic Bass Rock.