Lothian Travel Guide

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    Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh

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3516,7152,534

Leith

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66,192,1

North Berwick

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41,93,3

Musselburgh

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12,23,5

Linlithgow

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11,28,6

Dunbar

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5,21,3

Portobello

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5,26,0

Haddington

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3,3,4

Livingston

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1,1,5

Edinburgh Castle

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6,28,0

Bathgate

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3,1,3

Edinburgh

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  • Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Such a natural fortification as Edinburgh's Castle Rock was never going to be overlooked for long. The volcanic plug of solid basalt rock has sheer, unscalable cliffs on all sides but one, a gentler slope to the east which now makes up the tall, crowded buildings of Edinburgh's High Street. The rock has been occupied since at least the Iron Age,...

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  • The Balmoral Hotel

    Edinburgh Hotels

    Two men wearing kilts (or trews) welcome you at the door and an open fire welcomes you in the lobby,...

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  • The Witchery By The Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Restaurants

    the surroundings where surreal, like stepping back in time, food was second to none, i had the venison myself and it melted in my mouhtm would definately come again...all in all the witchery made my trip to edinburgh a worth while on, try it!!! venison

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Leith

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  • ~ Food Great! Service Not So Great ~

    Leith Restaurants

    Well let's start with what's great about this restaurant....The restaurant is right beside the hotel we were staying in. A hop, skip and a jump and there you are.The food is delicious. I had the Beef Lasagne - Tasty and filling. Served with a lightly dressed side salad and chips or garlic bread.Planxty had the fish pie - Tender pieces of fish,...

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  • Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront...

    Leith Hotels

    I had pre-booked 2 rooms in Premiere Inn in Leith. When you book your stay online there are two...

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  • ~ You're Typical Scottish Pub ~

    Leith Nightlife

    Planxty and I were headed out for dinner and ended up at the Ocean Terminal Shopping Center. The lady at the Premiere Inn had advised us of a good place to get some curry for supper. We found out that it wasn't in the Ocean Terminal Shopping Center as we thought. We got the correct instructions and headed towards the restaurant.Planxty claims he...

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North Berwick

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  • swim!

    North Berwick Things to Do

    I was in town last week (October '14) to visit my ancient, demented Ma. It was lovely & sunny, so I had a picnic lunch by the beach.To my astonishment, a 60ish woman marched down the beach, dropped her outerwear, and went in swimming!Now I wouldn't have been surprised during the summer months - but believe me, the North Sea never really warms up -...

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  • The Nether Abbey

    North Berwick Hotels

    It's had more reinventions than Ozzy and Michael Jackson put together, but retains a certain charm...

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  • Scottish Seabird Centre

    North Berwick Things to Do

    We stopped off at the Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick on our way to Berwick on Tweed. It’s a place to relax, to see some of the best wildlife available and to learn about seabirds and living treasures of the ocean. Visitors can reach the centre by bus, car or train from Edinburgh, which is about thirty minutes away. The Centre is a...

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Musselburgh

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  • Get the info first.

    Musselburgh Things to Do

    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...

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  • Premier Inn Edinburgh (Inveresk)

    Musselburgh Hotels

    Carberry Rd., Inveresk, Musselburgh, EH21 8PT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Take a walk along the river.

    Musselburgh Things to Do

    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.

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Linlithgow

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  • Linlithgow Palace

    Linlithgow Things to Do

    Fifteen miles from Falkirk and Edinburgh rears Linlithgow Palace, one of Scotland's most visited ruins. A splendid 15th-century fortress, it rises impressively on the edge of Linlithgow Loch. From here, and their three other palaces, the Stuart kings and queens ruled Scotland. Mary Queen of Scots entered the world here in 1542, but ended it in...

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  • Champany Inn

    Linlithgow Hotels

    Linlithgow, EH49 7LU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Golf, Football & the pub & grub

    Linlithgow Things to Do

    If it's Golf you love Linlithgow is a great place to have your base. you have a multitude of courses in and around linlithgow, linlithgow golf club, west lothian golf club (Bo'ness), Bridgend golf club, Niddrie Castle golf club, Grangemouth golf club, Polmont golf club All within 5 miles of Linlithgow Town Centre. Football you have the new Scottish...

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Dunbar

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  • The Bass Rock

    Dunbar Things to Do

    The Bass Rock is clearly visible from parts of Dunbar. The island is home to the world's biggest island gannet colony, there being 100 000 birds here in the breeding seaon. the birds arrive in January and stay till October.

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  • The Barns Ness Hotel

    Dunbar Hotels

    Station Road, Dunbar, EH42 1JY, gb

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Belhaven Bay

    Dunbar Things to Do

    Just to the west of Dunbar lies Belhaven Bay which forms part of the John Muir Country Park, named after Dunbar's most famous son. Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir's family emigrated to the USA in 1846 where he went on to found the US National Park system.

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Portobello

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  • Visit Figgate Burn Park

    Portobello Things to Do

    This park is not very well known but somewhere nice to go and let the children let off steam. There is a pond with yellow irises planted at the edge, a wooden walkway where you can stand and feed the birds- coot, mallard, geese, swans and seagulls.Paths enable you to follow the burn and enjoy the trees and flowers along the way. It is very popular...

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  • relax on the beach

    Portobello Things to Do

    The sand is clean and extensive. The beach is divided into two by a natural channel.In the summer the beach can be crowded as there are facilities to cater for different tastes - roundabouts for children, Bingo for the older generation, ice cream etc. Competitions and sand sculpture.One warning, there can be jellyfish.

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  • look at the tower

    Portobello Things to Do

    The tower is an interesting structure. It was built by an 18th century eccentric, using medieval bricks. There does not seem to be a way to get into the walled off tower though.

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Haddington

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  • Give the pheasant a visit

    Haddington Nightlife

    If you go to haddington, Give the pheasant a try. The staff and all the regulars are very friendly, The phesant has a great selection of bottled beers which are very reasonably priced to boot. It also has a real coal fire, a pool table, free wi fi, and of course not forgetting Basil the parrot. So if you want a great night out give this place a...

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  • Maitlandfield Country House

    Haddington Hotels

    24 Sidegate, Haddington, EH41 4BZ, GB

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Go to the Plough

    Haddington Things to Do

    Another very decent pub in Haddington is the Plough. It's full of friendly locals and once every couple of years it gets invaded by fans of the singer Fish (see Haddington front page for full details).There is an emphasis on sports with a number of TVs in the place, and they do occasional barbecues out the back as well as serving more traditional...

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Livingston

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  • Livingston Designer Outlet

    Livingston Shopping

    This large outlet is part of the Mcarthurglen group. The outlet is on two floors, of which the 1st floor has the VUE cinema, food court and LA fitness.It is bright and clean and there are seats available for those who are in need of a rest.Apart from well-known brand names, there is also a Beauty salon,.It is open 7 days per week, all year round,...

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  • Premier Inn Livingston (Bathgate)

    Livingston Hotels

    Starlaw Road, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 1LQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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Edinburgh Castle

  • Beautiful food at beautiful prices.

    Edinburgh Castle Restaurants

    Zucca is a stylish restaurant serving traditional Italian fare. The carefully thought out menu focuses on locally sourced produce from Edinburgh’s Farmers market.You can dine inside or out.Special offers on top table 2 for 1 on main courses.2 courses £13.95.We were seated upstairs, the ambience of the resturant was cosy, very nice for an intimate...

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  • Clubbin

    Edinburgh Castle Nightlife

    A jumping nightclub that mainly caters for younger generation, anything from aged 18- twenty somethings will love this place! Jam packed with a vip area the beautiful people (or they would like to think they are!) grace the floors of this happenin nightclub, music of all tastes, theme nights, and drinks promo`s not to mention event nights and cheap...

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  • Lets Go Clubbin!

    Edinburgh Castle Nightlife

    The Cavendish ( new name change Diva!) or The Dish as its known to us locals is a fab nightvlub to go to for a great night out as it has people of all ranges dancing their asses off and having a great time, great mix of music happens here, its situated in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh (west end), and is easily reached from The Grassmarket...

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Bathgate

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Top Lothian Hotels

Edinburgh Hotels
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Leith Hotels
66 Reviews - 192 Photos
North Berwick Hotels
41 Reviews - 93 Photos
Linlithgow Hotels
11 Reviews - 28 Photos
Portobello Hotels
5 Reviews - 26 Photos
Penicuik Hotels
5 Reviews - 23 Photos
Musselburgh Hotels
12 Reviews - 23 Photos
Livingston Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Haddington Hotels
3 Reviews - 3 Photos
Edinburgh Castle Hotels
6 Reviews - 28 Photos
Dunbar Hotels
5 Reviews - 21 Photos
Bathgate Hotels
3 Reviews - 1 Photo

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