The Local Area

For Walkers

You cant beat the quiet walking along the coast and the countryside through sleepy, picturesque villages or rambling through the Lammermuir Hills.

For Families

Bustling harbours, safe, sandy beaches, rock pools and a yachting pond - all make for great days out. .  Castles of Tantallon, Dirleton and Hidden Hailes all there for the exploring.

For Golfers

With 22 courses golfers will be spoiled for choice; from the new modern golf courses and clubhouses to the old historical ones.  All come with fantastic views. Please view the East Lothian Golf guide on the Golf page, read all about the Golf Courses on offer around the county.

For the Energetic & Adventurous

Cycling, water sports, sailing, surfing, wind surfing, diving and many more - all on your door step.


Scotland's capital city - a mere 30 minute train journey away.

On your doorstep…

North Berwick - Harbour, Beaches, Firth of Forth

Located on the southern side of the Firth of Forth, North Berwick is an attractive, bustling seaside resort and harbour town. Most of the busy town's "going's on" happen around the harbour, which is nestled in between the two sandy bays. Children love the safe, sandy beaches, so it's a popular place for a family summer holiday, and the pleasant East Coast climate makes North Berwick an ideal choice for a short holiday in the Spring, Summer Or Autumn.


The Bass Rock, other islands and Wildlife

Looking out to the Forth, the sea is dotted with islands of volcanic rock. The most famous of which is the Bass Rock, with its towering cliffs, this is home to the world's largest and most spectacular Gannet colony. Fidra, another of the islands off the coast of North Berwick, is thought to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure island. Boat trips to these and other islands and to view the wonderful wildlife of Gannets, Puffins, Grey Seals and more can be arranged at the harbour or through the office. Fishing and Deep Sea Diving trips can also be arranged, please come and see us at the office.

For more local information on North Berwick please visit



With lots of things to see and do, in and around North Berwick and East Lothian, you'll find it a relaxing place for an interesting and healthy holiday. We will be happy to arrange Cycle Hire which is available through 2Wheel Tours, who also offer guided cycling tours to many of the beaches and castles near to North Berwick and further afield, please contact the office for more information.

Around the County…

Nearby Villages and Towns, Harbours, Coves and Beaches

East Lothian boasts a whole host of things to see and do for all ages and interests and North Berwick makes an excellent base for exploring all that's on offer. From the sandy bays and rocky coves of the scenic Firth of Forth, to further inland where you can discover the beautiful unspoilt countryside of East Lothian, also known as the "The Garden of Scotland". "Must visit" picturesque villages include Stenton, Garvald, Tyninghame & Dirleton and the historic county town of Haddington. Along the "Coastal Trail" there's lots to see at Dunbar and the other fishing harbours of Port Seton and Cockenzie.



East Lothian is home to many beautiful castles, steeped in history. Tantallon Castle perched on the cliffs looking out to the Firth of Forth and The Bass Rock, Direlton Castle with its magnificent draw bridge, dungeons and gardens and Hailes Castle hidden away along the banks of the river Tyne.


Edinburgh - Scotland's Capital

North Berwick is perfectly situated for city day trips to our capital, Edinburgh. Gilsland Holiday park is a mere 15 minute walk from the train station and a just half an hour by train will take you bang into the heart of Edinburgh. For more info please visit



There are plenty of places to walk, including, North Berwick Law, a lump of volcanic rock some 613ft high, and although steep in places, the views from the top are one of the best views in the area.

East Lothian also offers a great variety of walking and landscapes with the coast line and cliffs to the north of the county, the Lammermuir Hills to the south with an expanse of arable farmland and woodlands in between. Many of the paths go to or pass by vantage points offering views of the surrounding countryside. There are a number of leaflets showing the various walking trails along the coast, the John Muir Way, around towns and villages. Please see for more information and online leaflets.



East Lothian is one of Scotland's best regions for golf. There are 19 courses catering for golfers of all standards and tastes. Traditional links and classic inland golf courses, courses steeped in history, and modern, challenging, courses.

For more information on golfing in East Lothian, please visit