Officially the sunniest area of Scotland, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature! The most dramatic part of the region is undoubtedly the forty or so miles of coastline running from Musselburgh - all but joined onto Edinburgh - round to Dunbar. Here you'll find golden beaches such as those at Gullane, Yellowcraig and Dunbar, spectacular cliffs, plus the world's finest selection of links golf courses including Gullane and North Berwick.
Other popular attractions include studying the wildlife at North Berwick's award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre, viewing Scotland's Concorde up close at The National Museum of Flight at East Fortune and enjoying a wee dram at Glenkinchie Distillery at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills.
East Lothian boasts many picturesque towns and villages that vary in look and feel from the traditional seaside towns of Dunbar and North Berwick to the county town of Haddington, providing an enjoyable stroll through quaint streets with unique shops and galleries, with a fine selection of places to stop for a bite to eat.
Musselburgh, the largest town in East Lothian is located just five miles east of Edinburgh. The name derives from the extensive mussel beds, which lie along its shore on the Firth of Forth. Home to many historic buildings, Musselburgh boasts the oldest racecourse in Scotland, the oldest surviving golf course in the world, Musselburgh Links and Scotland’s oldest boarding school, Loretto. Other attractions include Fisherrow Harbour, the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Museum and the town’s very own stately home, Newhailes.
With Crolla’s Italian Kitchen onsite, when it comes to a quick bite to eat or a business lunch, then you won’t have far to go. There’s a Tesco supermarket close by and a short walk takes you to Musselburgh High Street, offering an array of restaurants, cafés, shops and convenience stores. Fort Kinnaird retail and leisure park lies within 10 minutes’ drive time and Edinburgh city centre can be reached by car within 20 minutes.