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East Lothian's golden sands - beach walks with views of Bass Rock & Fidra and (optional) Scottish seabird centre - 1 day tour #27

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East Lothian beach walk with Bass Rock view 1 day tour - departures from the Scottish Central belt 10 hour full day tour is £240 (if group of 8 is £30 per person), so a 5 hour half day tour works out £120 (if group of 8 is £15 per person)

For travel between 4th November 2021 - 18th February 2022

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East Lothian glory - a feast for the eyes - golden beach walk with Bass Rock & Fidra view and/or Scottish seabird centre

1 day tour

-stops and route along the way flexible and personalised depending on your preferences, interests, the weather and your tour start off pick up/drop off location

East Lothian's golden sands - beach walks with views of Bass Rock & Fidra and (optional) Scottish seabird centre - 1 day tour #27

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1D#27 -East Lothian's golden sands - beach walks with views of Bass Rock & Fidra and (optional) Scottish seabird centre - 1 day tour - Unicorn Tours

Price for a full 1 day tour

  • 10 hour full day tour is £240

(if only 1 person = £240 for the tour / for a couple it is £120 per person / for 3 it is £80 per person / for a group of 4 is £60 per person / if 5 = £48 pp / if 6 = £40 pp / if 7 = £34 pp / for 8 passengers is £30 per person - these are the discounted winter prices up to February 2022)

plus

(optional) visit of the Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Seabird Centre

(or free time in North Berwick)

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  • Departures from the Scottish Central belt (Stirling, Falkirk, Dunfermline, etc. area & pick ups up to 1 hour drive away from our Alloa/Clackmannanshire base)

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1D#27 -East Lothian’s golden sands – beach walks with views of Bass Rock & Fidra and (optional) Scottish seabird centre – 1 day tour

East Lothian highlights – including :

  • Dunbar, the John Muir birthplace museum, harbour, cliffwalk, Belhaven beach & brewery
  • Preston Mill
  • Scottish flag centre in Aethelstaneford
  • Scottish museum of flight
  • Tantallon castle
  • North Berwick, its beaches, Bass Rock & a visit of the Scottish seabird centre (an entrance fee applies or free time in North Berwick)
  • Yellowcraigs, Gullane & other stunning beach walks
  • Haddington
  • Taprain Law, etc.

 

and can also include Cove & Pease Bay in Berwickshire and the Lammermuir & Pentland hills inland.

www.unicorntours.co.uk – Golden East Lothian coast – beach escapade

during the summer months

optionally

you might wish to join the 1.5 hours boat trip to Bass Rock from North Berwick:

Animals[edit]

The island plays host to more than 150,000 northern gannets and is the world’s largest colony of the species. Described famously by naturalists as “one of the wildlife wonders of the world” (often credited to Sir David Attenborough),[28] it was also awarded BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Nature Reserve of the Year, following a nomination by Chris Packham, in 2014/15. When viewed from the mainland, large regions of the surface appear white owing to the sheer number of birds (and their droppings, which give off 152,000 kg of ammonia per year, equivalent to the achievements of 10 million broilers).[29] In fact the scientific name for the northern gannet, Morus bassanus, derives from the rock. It was known traditionally in Scots as a “solan goose”. As on other gannetries, such as St Kilda, the birds were harvested for their eggs and the flesh of their young chicks, which were considered delicacies. It is estimated that in 1850 almost 2,000 birds were harvested from the rock. Other bird species that frequent the rock include guillemotrazorbillshagpuffineider and numerous gulls.[30]

The natural history of the rock was written about almost five hundred years ago in John Mair‘s De Gestis Scotorum (“The deeds of the Scots”), published in 1521.[31] Today, the Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick has solar-powered cameras located on the island which beam back live close-up images of the seabirds to large screens on the mainland, just over a mile away. The images are sharp enough for visitors at the Seabird Centre to read the ID rings on birds’ feet.[32] The Seabird Centre has a range of cameras located on the islands of the Forth and also broadcasts the images live on the internet.[33] The Centre also has exclusive landing rights to the island from the owner Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple and operates a range of boat trips going around, and landing on, the island throughout the year, weather permitting.[34]


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At Unicorn Tours we offer over 45 one day and short day tours -personalised, flexible, private small group tours for up to 8 passengers:

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Short day tours

1 day tours (short) - Unicorn Tours


Price for short day tour:

  • 5 hour half day short day tour is half the price of a 1 day tour

(or more if the tour is longer/or less if the tour is shorter)

(see prices for full 1 day tours above)

COVID-19 information

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This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Unicorn Tours
42 Bridge Terrace
Alloa
(* pick ups from anywhere in the Scottish Central belt & beyond. We are close to Stirling & its University, Falkirk & Dunfermline; * 45 minutes from Edinburgh, Glasgow & Perth; * just 1 hour from Dundee & St. Andrews)
Clackmannanshire
Scotland
FK10 1HY

Key facilities

Accessible Parking and Dropoff Disabled Parking
Starting
Central Mainland
Length
1
Day
Transport
Minibus
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English German
Themes
Adventure Ancestry Archaeology Art Castles City Family Film and TV History Island Hopping Landscapes Religious Pilgrimage Walking Whisky Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour company information

Unicorn Tours

* 100s of the best routes to cover every corner of Scotland * Small group Highlands, Islands & off the beaten track adventure tours * Personalised, flexible customised tours to suit your interests & preferences * Spectacular tailormade, small group adventure & specialist interest 1 day & multi-day tours * City tours * Nature, wildlife, history, walking, culture, whisky, island-hopping & more interests & activities * Spectacular off-the beaten track routes, where large coaches won't travel * Our maximum passenger number is 8

Opening times

Monday - Sunday
6am to 10pm
(06:00 - 22:00)

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