Situated in a wooded estate not far from Aberlady Bay, is ideally suited as a base from which to explore the East Lothian coast. This coastline, stretching from the Firth of Forth to North Berwick, has an abundance of wonderful and ancient golf courses - a real paradise for any golfer.
The local area is steeped in history with Luffness Castle incorporating a 16th century tower house and a walled fruit garden built by prisoners of war from the Napoleonic Wars. There are many other historic attractions nearby notably the spectacular Tantallon Castle which is well worth a visit. There is a popular circular walk which heads through the reserve to take in the fine sandy beach before continuing to the village of Gullane and returning inland.
Nearby North Berwick, a picturesque seaside town that was once very fashionable with the rich and famous, has wonderful views of the Bass Rock, the best place in Scotland to see gannets. A boat trip is a great idea but failing that, the multi award winning Scottish Seabird Centre has live web cams and an interactive Discovery Centre.
The area is served by a regular train service from Edinburgh to North Berwick with Longniddry station being only 5 miles from Luffness Castle. It is therefore easy to explore Scotland's great capital city, Edinburgh, and then return to the peace of the countryside.
- Aberlady 1 mile, Gullane 2 miles
- Edinburgh airport, 16 miles
- Longniddry railway station, 5 miles
- Pubs and restaurants -
wide choice in Aberlady and Gullane
and plenty more in North Berwick
- Golf - there are 7 courses within 3 miles,
including the world famous Muirfield
Luffness Castle is built in the medieval wall forming part of the grounds of Luffness Castle.