Staying in East Lothian, Near Edinburgh

Self-catering cottage accommodation in East Lothian - stay close to Edinburgh

East Lothian self catering accommodation offers the perfect balance between being close to the buzz of Edinburgh yet having the advantage of staying in the countryside or a seaside town. East Lothian is renowned for its pretty beaches and villages and being a golfer's dream.

Edinburgh boasts a wide variety of museums, historic houses, art galleries, concert halls; it is essentially an Arts city full of culture. The Edinburgh International Festival is the finest festival of music, art and drama in the world and is a major attraction during the summer when an impressive Military Tattoo is also held in the evenings at Edinburgh Castle. In addition to the official Festival, there is the Festival Fringe which caters for the avant-garde with hundreds of university and college groups performing new works. Jazz, film, book and folk festivals are usually held through the summer when the city definitely takes on a festive air.

East Lothian has many excellent golf courses - Muirfield and the Musselburgh Links (9 holes) are very popular. There are many tourist attractions in East Lothian including Tantallon Castle, Direlton Castle, Hailes Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Muirton Motor Museum, National Museum of Flight with Concorde. The beaches at Gullane, Yellowcraig and North Berwick are fabulous with great expanses of sand. Aberlady Nature Reserve and theJohn Muir Country Park are excellent places for birdwatching and easily reached if you are staying in self-catering cottage accommodation in East Lothian.