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  • 12 Best Family Attractions in North Berwick

    12 Best Family Attractions in North Berwick

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    North Berwick boasts golden beaches to the east and west, it has an eclectic mix of shops and cafés in the high street, and it is surrounded by attractions including North Berwick Law and Tantallon Castle. Discover this attractive East Lothian town with this complete guide to the best family attractions in North Berwick which includes a list of the top places to visit as well as lots of useful visiting advice.

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  • 6 Best Family Attractions in East Lothian

    6 Best Family Attractions in East Lothian

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    East Lothian is an often-overlooked county in Scotland that offers visitors a combination of open countryside, golden beaches, dense woodlands and some of the best nature reserves in the country. Discover the best family attractions in East Lothian with this guide which features an overview of the top places to visit alongside 360° virtual tours.

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  • Bass Rock

    Bass Rock

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    The Bass Rock is an island in the outer part of the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland. The volcanic rock is home to one of the world’s largest colonies of gannets, and visitors can take a boat from the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick to see the Bass Rock and its noisy inhabitants close up.

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  • Blackness Castle

    Blackness Castle

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    Blackness Castle is a formidable 15th-century castle that stands on the shores of the Firth of Forth in the county of Falkirk. The castle is managed by Historic Environment Scotland and it is open daily for self-guided tours. Discover Blackness Castle with this complete guide.

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  • Crichton Castle

    Crichton Castle

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    Crichton Castle – situated in the rolling countryside of Midlothian – was built in the 1300s for the once-powerful Crichton family. The majority of the structure is roofless and in ruin, but visitors are welcome to explore it on a self-guided tour thanks to the restoration work undertaken by Historic Environment Scotland.

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  • Dalkeith Country Park

    Dalkeith Country Park

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    Dalkeith Country Park is located near Edinburgh in Midlothian. The historic estate features large grounds that include woodland and farmland where visitors can walk for several miles on rough tracks and tarmacked roads. Restoration Yard is a visitor centre that includes a children’s adventure park, gift shops and a restaurant. Entrance to Dalkeith Country Park is free but there is an admission fee for the play park and the car park.

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  • Dirleton Castle

    Dirleton Castle

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    Dirleton Castle in East Lothian served three Scottish noble families for over 400 years. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction managed by Historic Environment Scotland. Discover the castle and gardens in this guide which includes an overview and handy visiting tips.

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  • Dunbar Harbour

    Dunbar Harbour

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    The historic harbour at Dunbar in East Lothian dates from the 17th century. At that time it was primarily used for fishing vessels and while it is still used for commercial shellfishing today it is also a tourist attraction that offers visitors superb views across the North Sea from the Dunbar Battery.

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  • East Links Family Park

    East Links Family Park

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    East Links Family Park in East Lothian is a family adventure park where kids of all ages can run, jump, slide and bounce in a variety of fun activities. The animal-themed park borders the John Muir Country Park and Belhaven Bay near Dunbar. Discover one of East Lothian’s top family attractions in this comprehensive visitor guide.

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  • Flotterstone

    Flotterstone

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    The Pentland Hills national park covers 35 square miles and is located southwest of Edinburgh. The parkland is clearly visible across the city and it’s a favourite place for locals to enjoy long hillside walks. Discover the Pentland Hills from picturesque Flotterstone in this complete guide which includes an overview and 360° photos.

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  • Hailes Castle

    Hailes Castle

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    The 14th-century Hailes Castle in East Lothian is located in a beautiful setting next to the River Tyne that’s ideal for an afternoon of exploring with the kids. The castle is managed by Historic Environment Scotland and entry is free of charge. Discover this hidden gem of an attraction with this complete guide which features an overview, visiting tips, and an interactive 360° virtual tour.

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  • Hopetoun House

    Hopetoun House

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    Hopetoun House is a magnificent country house near Queensferry, West Lothian, that was built between 1699-1701 and designed by Sir William Bruce. Visitors can explore the grounds at their leisure and the house is open for guided tours. Discover Hopetoun House with this article which includes an overview and handy visiting tips.

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