Visit East Lothian Edinburgh’s Coast and Countryside

Contrasting landscape and a superb coastal location define this region.  There’s 40 miles of dramatic coastline with beautiful sandy beaches, award winning attractions, pretty villages, seaside towns and rolling green countryside and hills, with some magnificent and unique hilltop vistas opening out both to Edinburgh and to the sea.

Situated just outside Edinburgh, East Lothian is one of the sunniest regions of Scotland with more than its fair share of amazing beaches – it feels like a million miles away!

Famously designed as Scotland’s Golf Coast, East Lothian boasts 21 golf courses including the largest concentration of Championship links golf courses anywhere in the world.

Food and drink is a speciality of East Lothian, you can sample some of the finest gin, cider, beer and whisky.  Excellent local produce is served in our fine dining restaurants and cosy eateries.  And, there is an abundance of coffee and cake havens, quirky venues, award winning bakers, fresh lobster and above all a pride in quality and in using ingredients locally from the fertile farm land and sea.

There’s a great range of accommodation available to suit all visitors.  Beyond the fantastic range of hotels and B&Bs, the choice includes exclusive use, seaside locations, bothies, farm stays, glamping and treehouses.

East Lothian hides a piece of history and heritage all across the county that the past is everywhere you look.  Discover ancient castles and historic landmarks including the world’s largest northern Gannet colony, and impressive up close from a thrilling boat trip.  Walk in the footsteps of John Muir, famous Scot and naturalist and founder of the National Park Movement in the US who was born here and was inspired by these shores.

A destination for watersports enthusiasts with exhilarating and exciting adventures from paddleboarding, surfing and sailing.  There are many great cycling routes and trails existing for all skill levels.

Getting to East Lothian is easy, just a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh and situated on the A1 route with excellent rail and transport links.

East Lothian really has something for everyone! Love East Lothian – Respect Protect Enjoy!

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