This stunning chapel has its origins dating back to 1446 and it’s become a popular destination for anyone with an interest in history and architecture due to the ornate stone carvings that seem to cover every square inch of its walls.
If you ever find yourself stuck indoors with kids that are begging to burn off some energy you could do a lot worse than take them to East Links Family Park near Dunbar in East Lothian.
The Midlothian Snowsports Centre located in the Pentland Hills area of Edinburgh offers a variety of fun outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy – even if it’s the middle of summer and there’s no snow.
The John Muir Country Park is located on one of the most beautiful stretches of the East Lothian coastline and offers a diverse variety of wildlife habitats that nature-lovers of all ages will enjoy exploring.
The Pentland Hills enclose Scotland’s capital city to the south-west, running around 20 miles towards the town of Biggar in the south and covering a total area of just over 35 square miles.
Inchcolm Island lies in the Firth of Forth just six miles from Edinburgh city centre and four miles east of the Forth Rail bridge. Although relatively small at only 22 acres it has plenty of things to see and do and combined with the ferry trip from South Queensferry it’s a great family day out.
Hopetoun House and Grounds are situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh near South Queensferry in West Lothian and they’ve been a dominant feature on the landscape for hundreds of years.
Yellowcraig (also known as Broadsands Bay) is a natural cove beach with spectacular views of the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island which was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous tale Treasure Island.
You might be wondering why a bridge has been included in a website about Scotland’s tourist attractions, but bear with me because I think the Forth Road Bridge is well worth taking the time to visit if you come to explore Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Pressmennan Wood is a gorgeous woodland area in rural East Lothian that runs alongside a ribbon-shaped lake that offers quiet walks along several paths with views towards the Firth of Forth and across the rolling East Lothian countryside.
Sited on an old World War II airfield the museum comprises a number of aircraft hangars filled to the brim with pristine examples of different types of aircraft from the last hundred-or-so years, from the very first days of flight right up to modern times.
Standing 187m above sea level, North Berwick Law dominates the landscape around the popular town of North Berwick.