East Lothian is ideal for a short break or weekend trip near Edinburgh. Catch the train or arrive by electric car and enjoy peace, seclusion, good food, and long walks on the beach.
Activities such as golf, surfing, wakeboarding and forest walks are readily available. You could also visit a castle or a museum. And the holiday accommodation in East Lothian is second to none.
Here are some great places to stay:
The Bus Stop, Gifford
Looking for unique self-catering accommodation in East Lothian? Try staying in a converted bus! The Bus Stop offers a lovely quirky getaway on a working farm with bespoke interior and a touch of luxury. Enjoy a large deck with a log fired hot tub, BBQ and fire pit, all set on a spacious grassed area with uninterrupted views of the Lammermuir Hills. Pets are welcome too.
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The Secret Cabin, Seacliff, North Berwick
Switch off at The Secret Cabin, a hideaway for two, nestled behind woodland and only a short walk to stunning Seacliff Beach. The perfect place for a digital detox, this intimate cabin would suit couples looking to enjoy some rural peace and quiet. Nearby North Berwick offers a taste of life in East Lothian, with independent shops, cafes and restaurants complemented by seaside views.
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Archerfield House, Dirleton
There’s so much to see and do at Archerfield, which offers a variety of private luxury accommodation for couples or larger groups. Book a spa treatment, a round of golf or just relax and enjoy a walk along the East Lothian coastline. The historic 17th century mansion house offers exclusive accommodation, or you could take a luxury short break in Marine Villa or The Boat House.
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Whitekirk Hill, Whitekirk
East Lothian is famous for its beautiful beaches and sea views. Make the most of these amazing land and seascapes at Whitekirk Hill, a collection of contemporary and stylish lodges which sleep up to 10 people. Guests have access to a Leisure Club with a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. These well-appointed lodges would be perfect for couples, families or groups of friends.
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Carberry Tower Mansion House & Estate, Musselburgh
Book a stay at Carberry Tower and experience one of Scotland’s great mansion houses. Once a childhood holiday home for the late Queen Elizabeth II, it is now a unique hotel and exclusive use venue for weddings and other events. The rooms here epitomise elegance, including the luxurious Grande and Royal Suites. Carberry Tower is also famous for its afternoon tea.
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Carberry Tower Mansion House & Estate
The Goblin Ha’, Gifford
The Goblin Ha’ is a family-run country inn set in the pretty village of Gifford. The inn has seven en-suite bedrooms, a cosy lounge bar with a real fire, conservatory restaurant and a fantastic beer garden. Surrounded by golf courses, this is the perfect place to base yourself for a golf holiday. Pets are welcome too and it is only a short drive from Edinburgh.
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Duck’s Inn, Aberlady
This coastal restaurant with rooms styles itself as the perfect accommodation for golfers, bird watchers and walkers who love food. Nearby, Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve offers beautiful walks through different habitats. At Duck’s Inn, guests will enjoy two AA Rosette fine dining as well as excellent bar bistro food – always made with fresh local produce.
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Book a room in East Lothian and take advantage of the amazing accommodation in this part of Scotland. You can find out more, search for accommodation, and plan your perfect trip at VisitEastLothian.
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