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Places to go in The-Lothians, Scottish Borders

Dirleton Castle and Garden

Description: The ruins of 13th century Dirleton Castle with its colourful blend of formal and contemporary gardens. Boasts the longest herbaceous border – according to the 'Guinness Book of Records'! Ownership: Historic Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 516839 How to get there: By car: In the village of Dirleton, 3 miles west of North Berwick on the A198. By public transport:...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Glenkinchie Distillery

Description: The home of The Edinburgh Malt. See a working distillery. Visit an exhibition of malt whisky on site Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 443668 How to get there: Near Pencaitland, Tranent, East Lothian. By car: Off the B6371 road which runs between the A6093 and the A6137. Easiest route is off the A68, south of Edinburgh, between Dalkeith and Pathhead. Turn left...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

John Muir's Birthplace

Description: A visitor attraction and interpretative centre highlighting the work and achievements of John Muir, environmentalist, biologist and geologist. Ownership: John Muir Birthplace Trust Situation – OS ref: Nt 685785 How to get there: In the High Street, Dunbar, East Lothian By car: By public transport: Regular bus and train services from Edinburgh. Seasonal opening details (...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in The-Lothians, Scottish Borders

Rosslyn Chapel

Description: The chapel is an enigma, unique and famed throughout the world for its carvings and the aura of mystery and magic surrounding it. Rosslyn with its links to the past has a place in pilgrimage over the centuries. Contains the famous “Apprentice Pillar”. Ownership: Rosslyn Chapel Association Situation – OS ref:NT 275631 How to get there: By car: Off the A701 Edinburgh t...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in The-Lothians, Scottish Borders

Scottish Archery Centre

Description: This centre gives you the opportunity to try modern day archery equipment under the supervision of experienced instructors. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 515817 How t...
Type: Leisure-Activities

Places to go in The-Lothians, Scottish Borders

Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange

Description: The Scottish Museum of Mining at the former Lady Victoria Colliery. The guides are former miners, the atmosphere is that of the mine. This is the place to come to experience what miners actually faced each and every day of their working lives. See the danger, feel the blood and sweat in this once dangerous place. Ownership: Scottish Mining Museum Trust Situation – OS ref: N...
Type: Museums

Places to go in The-Lothians, Scottish Borders

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Description: Find out about the seabirds of the Firth of Forth and watch the nesting birds with the camera links to the Bass Rock, Isle of May and Fidra. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: ...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in The-Lothians, Scottish Borders

Tantallon Castle

Description: A formidable stronghold set on the cliffs overlooking the Firth of Forth. Was one of the main fortresses of the Douglas Earls of Angus. Ownership: Historic Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 597850 How to get there: By car: 3 miles east of North Berwick close to the A198. Signposted and very visible. By public transport: Regular bus services from North Berwick to Dunbar p...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in The-Lothians, Scottish Borders

National Museum of Flight

Description: Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Fill your day with interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences, historic hangars, an assault course and acres of green grass and fresh air. Explore the site on foot or jump aboard the Airfield Explorer to tour our hangars and discover our na...
Type: Museums

Scottish Borders The-Lothians