Visiting and holidaying in North Berwick, East Lothian
North Berwick is in one of the most stunning locations in East Lothian. Stay close to the shores of the Firth of Forth with magical views over to Fife, Edinburgh and beyond. Only 35 minutes drive from the centre of Edinburgh, yet near acres of mature woodland. Immaculately renovated houses are wonderful holiday homes for a large families, a golfing party or a corporate function. Enjoying a view of one of the area's best wildlife beaches - Aberlady Nature Reserve - guests can watch seals sunbathing on the sandbanks from the house. Fantastic Scottish houses can be rented and the private golf lessons can always be arranged for those keen to improve their game, or the chance to sample superb malt whisky tasting. North Berwick makes a luxury touring base from which to explore the beautiful surroundings of East Lothian, Edinburgh and the lovely Scottish Borders.
East Lothian is a golfer's haven, boasting some 22 golf courses, none of which are further than 20 minutes drive from the house. Neighboured to the east is Kilspindie Golf Club and Craigielaw Golf Club, (from where the club professional is happy to come to the house and give private lessons), while the village of Gullane, home to Muirfield, the British Open Championship course, is just 7 minutes away by car. For those wishing to explore, the surrounding area has plenty of other activities - fishing, horse riding, kite boarding, hill walking, and sand yachting are all within easy reach of the house - as well as 40 miles of stunning coastline, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and lush rolling hills to climb. A short drive will take guests to study the form at Musselburgh horse racing course, or you can sample whisky at the Glenkinchie Distillery. Also only a few miles away is the Museum of Flight, home to retired airliner Concorde, now open to the public. On the doorstep of this unique holiday home, Gosford House can accommodate open days where guests can view the private art collection or tour the splendid grounds. The house is also amazingly convenient to Edinburgh with the capital's cultural offerings only 35 minutes away.
If you want to eat out there are fabulous restaurants scattered throughout East Lothian - although the house does offer the services of a chef for that special occasion supper - or for those who would simply prefer someone else do the cooking! And after the activity of your choice, guests will love to take it easy and make the most of the stunning views and terraces that survey the Firth of Forth and surrounding gardens.
East Lothian holiday accommodation
- Sandy beaches
- Championship golf courses
- Links golf courses
- Independent shops
- Seabird Centre (North Berwick)
- North Berwick
- Edinburgh International Airport - 35 miles
- Longniddry Rail Station, Dunbar station, North Berwick station
- Award winning Pubs, restaurants in Aberlady and North Berwick
- 22 Golf Courses
- National Museum of Flight
- Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery
- Gosford House, Dirleton Castle
- Cycling, walking, sand yachting, diving, fly fishing
- Horse riding, clay and game shooting (in season)
- Haddington Farmers Market, Musselburgh Races