East Linton is a small country town between Haddington and Dunbar in East Lothian.
The agricultural town of East Linton lies on the River Tyne, 22 miles east of Edinburgh. Its 16th century bridge over the Tyne gorge helped its growth until the arrival of the A1. You can take a seat in the square and watch the water in the fountain sparkle in the sun and splash over the cherubs or take a stroll down Mill Wynd to The Linn, the waterfall that gives East Linton its name.
Some buildings of special note are St Andrew's former church in the square with its neo - Romanesque frontage and its clock named Jessie. Preston Kirk is a very old church on Preston Road, the road which leads to Tyninghame, which has a fascinating graveyard complete with cast iron headstones.
A bit further down the road is Preston Mill, an unusually shaped old water mill now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. East Linton is also home to Phantassie Doo'cot, a beehive shaped dovecot from the 16th century. There is also Smeaton Lake, which has a fine collection of different specimen trees around the lake plus geese and water fowl.
The Museum of Flight at East Fortune, home to over 50 vintage aircraft including a Spitfire, Tigermoth and Vulcan, as well as a Concorde, is just a stone’s throw away.
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