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Local Area

The East Lothian Coast provides a wonderful landscape with sandy bays and rocky cliffs. The outlying islands the Bass Rock, Craigleith and Fidra are home to many bird species including puffins, cormorants, gannets and many types of gulls. The Bass Rock proudly boasts the world's largest colony of northern gannets and has been nominated as the BBC's Countryfile Nature Reserve of the Year. The Seabird Centre has a battery of webcams on the islands and regular boat trips from the harbour offer tours for those interested in bird watching.

Family entertainment

Young children love North Berwick as there is so much to do. The beach is only 100 metres away with lovely sand and safe bathing for those brave enough to take to the water. There is a paddling pool on the East Bay close to the Seabird Centre. Washed by the sea every high tide it has been enjoyed by toddlers and model boat enthusiasts for well over 50 years. North Berwick has two putting greens, one just across the road from the apartment. It also has a thriving tennis club with courts available for public use. Playgrounds are situated on the road out to Dunbar, at Yellowcraigs beach and the Walled Garden at Archerfield. East Links Family Park near Dunbar makes for a great day out with the children.

Golf

The east of Scotland is known as the home of golf, and North Berwick offers a superb base for a golfing trip, with the West Course only a two minute walk away and easy access to Muirfield, Dunbar, Archerfield, The Glen, Gullane and many more. There are more than twenty courses in East Lothian and many more in Edinburgh and Fife, if you feel like making a pilgrimage to St Andrews. We welcome golfers and are pleased to offer our guests access to the East Lothian Golf Pass which offers a reduction on green fees for some of the local courses.

Walking

Walking along the beach to the harbour and beyond is a must if you visit North Berwick. There are also many other designated footpaths in the area. We welcome walkers and have printed out a wide selection of local walks that you may enjoy. Our favourites include walking along the beach to Yellowcraigs and Fidra Island, turning inland to Dirleton and enjoying a drink or a meal at The Castle Inn or the Dirleton Gallery. Climbing the Law, a volcanic plug, just south of North Berwick is another must. It offers spectacular views of The Firth of Forth, Edinburgh and East Lothian. Part of the John Muir Way goes through North Berwick with a clearly marked path. Or for a change of  scenery you can go down to the Lammermuirs and enjoy walking in a more remote moorland landscape.

Sailing

East Lothian Yacht Club is thriving and situated by the harbour. There are numerous regattas over the summer and every few years the club hosts the junior toppers competition.  Recent re-building of the Old Pier makes North Berwick more accessible to larger yachts at low tide.

Local Amenities

North Berwick is a thriving coastal town. The apartment is situated at the end of the High Street with its wide selection of independent shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. All these are very easily accessible on foot. There is an ongoing programme of events throughout the summer including, golf tournaments, regattas, a raft race, the harbour to the Law race and North Berwick's art festival The Fringe By the Sea, held in early August.

Historic East Lothian

Amongst other historic attractions Tantallon Castle is well worth a visit. Sitting on top of cliffs, looking towards the Bass Rock, it commands the entrance to the Firth of Forth. Dirleton Castle also close by proudly boasts the longest herbaceous border in the country and is well worth a visit in the summer.

Edinburgh

The railway station is a five minute walk from the apartment, and just half an hour away by train, Edinburgh offers a unique variety of attractions for the visitor; The Castle, Holyrood Palace, the parliament building, the Royal Yacht Britannia, art galleries, museums and many more. There is also a fantastic collection of bars and restaurants including a number with Michelin Stars. The famous Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe provide an unparalleded range of music, drama, art and entertainment during August every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights
  • 5 star
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • comfortable living room
  • great kitchen/diner
  • convenient location
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Guest Comments
Beautiful flat in a great location. North Berwick is great for a family holiday with lots to do - our 4 year old loved it and didn't want to come home! — Karen Fitzsimmons, 02 Aug 2015
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