Best Attractions in East Lothian

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • John Muir Country Park

    John Muir Country Park

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    John Muir Country Park – dedicated to the 19th-century conservationist John Muir – is located close to the town of Dunbar in East Lothian. The park is one of the top visitor attractions in East Lothian and features grassland, pine woodland, and a wide golden-sand beach. Discover John Muir Country Park in this guide, which includes an overview, 360° photos, and visiting tips.

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  • National Flag Heritage Centre

    National Flag Heritage Centre

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    This walk from the East Lothian village of Athelstaneford – the birthplace of Scotland’s Saltire flag – passes ancient hill forts and beautiful countryside in an often-missed part of the country that’s close to Edinburgh. Discover this scenic village and the area that lead to the founding of the flag in this guide which includes an overview and an interactive 360° virtual tour.

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  • National Museum of Flight

    National Museum of Flight

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    The National Museum of Flight in East Lothian offers an amazing family day out for anyone with a love of air travel and aircraft. This popular tourist attraction features outdoor displays as well as aircraft hangers full of planes, helicopters and more. There’s also an on-site café and a gift shop that’s stacked to the rafters with aircraft-themed toys and models.

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  • North Berwick

    North Berwick

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    North Berwick is one of the top seaside towns in the southeast of Scotland. Not only is North Berwick the home of the Scottish Seabird Centre which operates boat trips to the Bass Rock, but it also boasts golden beaches to the east and west along with an eclectic mix of artisan shops and cafés in the high street. In addition, the town is surrounded by a number of noteworthy attractions which include North Berwick Law and Tantallon Castle.

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  • North Berwick Law

    North Berwick Law

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    Standing 600 feet (187 metres) above sea level, The Law dominates the landscape around the popular seaside town of North Berwick. This gigantic remnant of an ancient volcano is a favourite destination for walkers, dog owners, and families looking to get some fresh air. You’ll find Berwick Law on the outskirts of the coastal town of North Berwick in East Lothian.

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