The tourist information centre in Musselburgh is slightly odd inasmuch as it's not even in Musselburgh. It is situated in a services area on the outskirts of town at Craighall, and is obviously designed to help motorists driving to Edinburgh nearby.
If you do pop in, however, the staff are friendly and helpful.
Please note the centre is open at different hours according to the month. See the attached website for full opening times.
There is a very pleasant riverside walk which runs from the mouth of the river Esk to the village of Whitecraig. It's only 5 kilometres long and flat, so it is really easy walking. You could easily do it with children or even a baby buggy.
The attached website gives a full route description.
There are four bridges across the River Esk that I saw, one pedestrian. The water level was reportedly lower than usual, but still made an attractive sight with islets where water birds congregate. FRom the pedestrian bridge the view leads down to the nouth of the river where it enters the sea. On a good day, it is said to be a very pleasant walk. But we had grey clouds and showers.
Such a wonderful festival in end of July. Just before the Edinburgh Festival. Musselburghers choose Honest Lad/Lass among the youngsters in the Honest Town (so they used to call Musselburgh). Then they ride horses in the town. The atmosphere is awesome. Must see if you come to Scotland in summer. Edinburgh Festival is not the only festival in summer...
This old building is interesting to see, and especially the two doors, one with a grill to allow guards to see who is outside.
The Tolbooth was built around 1590.
In the small square beside the Tolbooth is a monument. It is a column where .......... was executed. It also explains why Musselburgh is called 'the Honest Town'.