East Lothian lies to the east of the beautiful city of Edinburgh with its Old Town and New Town. Discover more than 40 miles of coastline in this part of Scotland with sandy beaches and cliffs along the coastline or spend time inland amongst the rolling hills. Enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer on a luxury cottage holiday in East Lothian. There are also award winning attractions and historical places of interest including castles awaiting you.
Beaches in East Lothian include Longniddry, a lovely sandy beach, Gullan Bents, a wonderful sandy beach with views of the Firth of Forth, Yellowcraig with its views out towards the nearby lighthouse, North Berwick West Beach with its golden sands, North Berwick Misley Bay with its views towards the Firth of Forth and Belhaven Bay which is set within John Muir Country Park. Discover these beaches for fun family days out, romantic walks or to exercise your pet dog. The East Lothian coastline also has some fascinating cliffs. Walk the Dunbar Cliff Top Trail to discover some stunning cliffs and charming coastal scenery.
When it comes to enjoying the countryside on a luxury self-catering break, Edinburgh and the Lothians have many exciting activities on offer including climbing, golf, snow sports, ballooning, horse riding, sailing and cycling. There is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy in this part of Scotland.
Many a visitor to Scotland wants to visit a castle and East Lothian offers plenty of choice in this regard. Choose from Dirleton Castle, a 400 year old, 4 star visitor attraction, the coastal ruins of Dunbar Castle, the ruins of the 13th century Hailes Castle and Tantallon Castle with its impressive cliff top setting by the Firth of Forth. There are also various impressive hill forts in this part of Scotland as well as a number of battle sites.
However you choose to spend your time in East Lothian, we hope this part of Scotland seduces you with its many charms and that you have a fabulous luxury cottage holiday.