De Bridge To Nowhere, Belhaven Bay

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Edinburgh 7 Day Itinerary

You could easily spend 7 days exploring Edinburgh, but did you know that there's actually lots of things to do in the Lothians too? See the magic of distilling first-hand, take a tour with a former miner, and find out about conservation work to look after seabirds and rescued animals.

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You could easily spend weeks exploring the magic of Edinburgh, but if you're only going for a short break, here are some ideas of what not to miss in the city centre. Spend today wandering, exploring and admiring the contrasts of Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town, which together have World Heritage Site status.

Dag 2East Lothian

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Today we're looking at things to do in East Lothian, which sits to the east of the city of Edinburgh and stretches over 40 miles along a spectacular coast. You'll find golden beaches, lots of interesting wildlife, golf courses, tasty food & drink and rolling hills. Look out for towns such as North Berwick, Dunbar and Haddington.

  • Scottish Seabird Centre North Berwick

    The award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre

    First up on our list of attractions for today is the Scottish Seabird Centre. The Discovery Experience is currently closed but when the exhibition space reopens, get to know more about the wonderful marine life who reside on Scotland's East Coast. Take a closer look at what they're up to with the interactive live cameras and zoom in on all the action. Make sure to pop into the café and shop which are both open as normal. It's a great stop for a tasty bite to eat and for treating yourself or loved ones to a special gift.

    Looking to take advantage of the nicer weather? The Scottish Seabird Centre run a fantastic offering of wildlife boat tours from spring to autumn. The Three Islands Seabird Seafari and the Isle of May boat trips are a great way to see a variety of seabirds in their natural habitat as well as having time to explore the natural wonders of the islands themselves. See puffins, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes in all their glory.

    Enjoy a visit to the Scottish Seabird Centre
    The Harbour,North Berwick,EH39 4SS
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  • Tantallon Castle Whitekirk

    Tantallon Castle

    The sea views alone at this part of east Scotland are remarkable. But then you add in Tantallon Castle and it's simply stunning. The semi-ruined fortress sits on a dramatic clifftop, and you can climb the towers of this ruined castle and see right along the coast. Below ground you'll find a scary pit prison, a reminder of Scotland's warring past.

    Visit Tantallon Castle
    Whitekirk,EH39 5PN
  • Belhaven Bay Dunbar

    Two sea kayakers paddle underneath the footbridge known as The Bridge To Nowhere as the tide comes in at Belhaven Bay near Dunbar

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    Surf's up

    With regular waves, this is the ideal beach for surfing. Learn all the basics from expert instructors, rent equipment or enjoy a tour of the coastline at Coast to Coast Surf School.

    Belhaven Bay in Dunbar stretches from Belhaven to the north of the River Tyne in East Lothian, offering amazing views across the Forth Estuary. This beach is surrounded by low sand dunes, salt marshes and rich grasslands. It's the perfect spot for walking, enjoying a picnic or soaking up the warm weather.

    Hit the beach at Belhaven Bay

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