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Edinburgh & The Lothians

Made up of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian, Edinburgh & The Lothians is a compact area with plenty of top attractions to visit, and hidden gems to discover. 

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Travel to and around Edinburgh and the Lothians

Getting to


Edinburgh & The Lothians has a reliable rail network to help you get from A to B in no time.  

Midlothian is served by the Borders Railway line between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweebank in the Borders. Stops include Shawfair, Eskbank, Newtongrange (Scotland's National Mining Museum) and Gorebridge. 

In East Lothian, the towns and villages of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans, Longniddry, Drem, North Berwick and Dunbar are served by Edinburgh Waverley Station.  

In West Lothian, Uphall, Livingston North and Bathgate are on the same line connecting visitors from Edinburgh main line stations in the East to Glasgow Queen Street in the West.  

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Getting around

Bus and coach

Lothian Buses and First Bus are the two main bus companies that operate within the city and outskirts. The day buses run from 6am to midnight with night buses also available.

Midlothian and East Lothian are served by a number of bus operators which include East Coast Buses, Borders Buses, Lothian Buses, Stagecoach, Prentice Coaches and Eve Coaches. 

There are regular bus services from Edinburgh to Linlithgow, Livingston, Bathgate, and elsewhere within West Lothian. The two main operators are Lothian Country Buses and First Buses and offer a wide range of travel connections – including through the night with the addition of NightBus Services. 

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A tip from your local expert

Trinity House Maritime Museum

Hoist the mainsail with a visit to Trinity House Maritime Museum, situated in a Georgian building in the heart of Leith. Discover the areas rich nautical history through their treasure trove of paintings, artefacts and memorabilia!


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