East Lothian, North Berwick and Dunbar

East Lothian, North Berwick and Dunbar

To the east of Edinburgh is East Lothian. Perhaps best known for its links golf courses, this is also a region with a huge amount to offer the walker. The coastline is perhaps its greatest attraction, with mile upon mile of glorious sandy beaches, dunes and nature reserves. The largely low-lying landscape is dotted by a number of individual, small but steep volcanic hills, such as North Berwick Law and Traprain Law, they are superb viewpoints. Further inland are the more extensive, rolling moorlands of the Lammermuirs.

Perhaps the most attractive aspect of East Lothian is its towns and villages. Gullane, East Linton and Dirleton are all worth a visit. Amongst the towns North Berwick has the Scottish Seabird Centre, many fine buildings and art galleries, whilst Dunbar boasts the childhood home of John Muir, the father of conservation. The capital - Haddington - is also a gem.


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