Sunny and picturesque area, east of Edinburgh.
Officially the sunniest area of Scotland, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature! The most dramatic part of the region is undoubtedly the 40 or so miles of coastline running from Musselburgh - all but joined onto Edinburgh - round to Dunbar. Here you'll find golden beaches such as those at Gullane, Yellowcraig and Dunbar, spectacular cliffs, plus the world's finest selection of links golf courses including Gullane and North Berwick.
Other popular attractions include studying the wildlife at North Berwick's award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre, viewing Scotland's Concorde up close at The National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, enjoying a flutter on the horse racing at Musselburgh and of course, enjoying a wee dram at Glenkinchie Distillery at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills.
All of the region is within easy day-trip range from the capital an overnight stay will let you explore it properly. East Lothian boasts many picturesque towns and villages that vary in look and feel from the traditional seaside towns of Dunbar and North Berwick to the county town of Haddington, providing an enjoyable stroll through quaint streets with unique shops and galleries, with a fine selection of places to stop for a bite to eat.