Things to do
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This mighty stronghold was involved in many historic battles. Enjoy incredible views of the Bass Rock.
Step back in time to discover the region’s last working watermill. Featured in Outlander.
North Berwick Law
Enjoy a moderate hike on pathways to the summit of the hill with sensational views.
The UK’s first ropes course over water in FoxFall. Wakeboarding, Ringos, Segways. Fun for all.
A glorious, extensive beach within the John Muir Country Park. Favourite spot for surfing.
John Gray Centre Museum
Discover local history in 1000 objects. The innovative interactive museum is at the heart of the region.
Adventure on two wheels. The region is mainly flat and the scenery is magnificent.
St Mary’s Church
Built almost 700 years ago, The Lamp of Lothian continues to shine brightly welcoming pilgrims.
Buck & Birch
The magical flavours of land and sea are captured in award winning liqueurs and spirits.
Papple Wildflower Meadow
Immerse yourself in seven acres of nature’s finest. Enjoy the birdsong, serenity and total peace. Reconnect.
Discover magnificent coastlines and pretty towns, a world away from life’s hustle and bustle.
An ethical adventure company specialising in paddle boarding, coasteering, surfing and SUP in local waters.
A short distance from Papple, abundant in history and charm, architecture and art, food and drink.
Forty miles of golden coastline, explore sandy dunes, beach coves, cliffs and secret bays.
National Museum of flight
Experience the wonder of flight through the ages and take a seat on Concorde to discover the history of supersonic flight.
John Muir’s Birthplace Museum
Take a journey through John Muir’s life as a pioneering conservationist, explorer, writer, geologist and inventor.
Scottish Seabird Centre
Explore the world of Scotland’s seas and watch gannets dive from the world’s largest northern gannet colony at Bass Rock
Coast to Coast Surf School
Surfing, coasteering, SUP, surf skating, take your pick or simply rent a board and cruise the waves.
East Lothian’s very own distillery, the Lowland home of Johnnie Walker, Test you tastebuds on a tour and taste of Scotland.
Visit East Lothian
Discover Scotland’s best kept secret. Award winning attractions, excellent food and drink, world’s finest golf courses and of course the incredible coastline and beaches.
The Johnnie Walker Experience
An incredible immersive experience through the the world of Scottish whiskey making. Drink cocktails in the roof top bar with views over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.
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Things to do in East Lothian
East Lothian is home to the world’s finest links golf courses, golden beaches, enchanting small towns and pretty harbours. Canoeing, kayaking and wakeboarding can be enjoyed close by, and there are miles of scenic country paths ideal for walking and cycling. It’s also recognised for the variety of specialised food and drink offerings.
We encourage guests to explore the John Muir Way and the beautiful beaches enroute. Visit nearby gin and whisky distilleries, discover historic locations and castles and step onboard Concorde at the National Museum of Flight.
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