Musselburgh Travel Guide

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Musselburgh Things to Do

  • Get the info first.

    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...

  • Take a walk along the river.

    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.

  • The Tolbooth and prison.

    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.

  • Read the monument

    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'.

  • Walk along the River Esk

    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....

  • Musselburgh Festival (Crusaders' Ride)

    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...


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Musselburgh Restaurants

  • cheap and plain

    This cafe is in the High Street. Seating is inside but there are also a couple of tables on the pavement. Service is quick but the dishes are pretty basic with chips , peas or beans added to the pies or burgers etc on offer. Certainly no haute cuisine here. I only dared have tea and a scone with butter and jam which cost me £2. We had popped in to...

  • Top Italian

    Musselburgh has a few restaurants from around the world - don't most towns in the world these days?It ain't bad food and probably the best feed you'll get in town. The Pizza's are cooked in a fantastic wood-fired oven out the back which you'll see if you go for the take-away option - 'Caprice 2 Go' Half and Half is the best way to go if you are...

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Musselburgh Transportation

  • the coastal route

    From Edinburgh the best bus to use is Lothian bus 26 or 30Fares for adults are £1.30, exact fare payable to driver.A 28 day pass costs £51 available from their office off Prince's Street, opposite the LloydsTSB bank.

  • Bus to Edinburgh

    Lothian Buses run a fairly frequent service from Musselburgh to Edinburgh. It is the 30 service and takes about 45 minutes into the centre. fares (as on all Lothian buses) is a flat rate £1 single, although you can buy a day pass for £2:30. there are also weekly, monthly and annual saver tickets.The attached website give the route and timetable for...

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    by Tenten7 Written Jan 8, 2004

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    If you have a car while travelling in Scotland, why not visit Carberry Candles? It's just outside of Musselburgh (south). Carberry Candles shops can be found in Edinburgh, but is based in Carberry, outside of Musselburgh and this factory shop has massive stock of candles. We bought a big Buddha candle (haven't used it yet!) and several fruity candles.

    What to buy: Many types of candles!!

    What to pay: As much as you like. Minimum 2.50GBP??

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