Lothian Travel Guide

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Edinburgh

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Leith

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North Berwick

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Musselburgh

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Dunbar

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Livingston

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Linlithgow

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Penicuik

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Edinburgh Castle

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Portobello

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Haddington

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Bathgate

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Edinburgh

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  • Arthur's Seat

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250m. It provides excellent panoramic views of the city. Many claim that its name is derived from the myriad legends pertaining to King Arthur, You can watch my 3 min 01 sec Video Edinburgh Arthur's Se

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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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  • Deacon Brodie's Tavern

    Edinburgh Restaurants

    Located on the Royal Mile just a few minutes from Castle Hill this fine looking pub/restaurant is the one of the best places to eat if your looking for great food at a reasonable price with relaxed friendly surroundings and great decor.A good varied menu from local dishes to international and a fine selection of ales and wines.Snack and have a...

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Leith

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  • Newhaven Heritage Museum

    Leith Things to Do

    What was it like to live in the tightly-knit fishing community at Newhaven, and to earn a living as a fishwife or a fisherman braving the sea? Newhaven Heritage Museum, situated in the historic fish market overlooking the picturesque Newhaven Harbour, brings the past to life. The story of the village and its people is told through reconstructed...

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  • The Royal Yacht Britannia

    Leith Things to Do

    The Royal Yacht Britannia launched at John Brown's Shipyard in Clydebank in 1953, and served Queen and country for 44 years on 968 official voyages. She now bobs in serene retirement in the historic port of Leith, allowing visitors such as I to step on-board to enjoy the Britannia experience. Tours begin in the Visitor Centre on the second floor of...

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  • Trinity House shipping museum

    Leith Things to Do

    Trinity House in Leith is probably the finest museum of shipping in Scotland. It holds rare artifacts dating back more than 600 years. Visitors can see fine paintings, including David Scott's vast illustration of Vasco de Gama passing the Cape of Good Hope. A collection of model ships includes a 68-gun warship made by a French prisoner in Edinburgh...

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North Berwick

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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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  • 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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  • Indian Restaurant

    North Berwick Restaurants

    It was a surprise to find this restaurant so close to our hotel. We went in at around 19.00 and left at about 20.30. The service was great and food was excellent.It seemed to be busy, however it was the Jubilee weekend so may have been the start of a lot of business.

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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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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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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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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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Penicuik

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  • Roslin Castle

    Penicuik Things to Do

    You have to come and see the Castle, even if it IS just a ruin. It's quite alarming to watch your guests realise that they do not, in fact, have a head for heights when they walk down the completely unprotected battlements to the castle. You can see the original sandstone and where the wind and weather has fretted the stone. You can book nights at...

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  • Swallow Craigiebield House Hotel

    Penicuik Hotels

    50 Bog Road, PENICUIK, EH26 0JG, GB

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Rosslyn Chapel

    Penicuik Things to Do

    Well, if you don't know about the Chapel by now, shame on you! What with the film, the book and the publicity, our visitor numbers have increased from 6,000 a year to 35,000. Funnily enough, the tour doesn't wallow on about the da Vinci Code at all and sticks primarily to the history and the carvings of the Chapel itself. The whole tour can last...

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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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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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Bathgate

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Top Lothian Hotels

Edinburgh Hotels
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Livingston Hotels
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Musselburgh Hotels
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North Berwick Hotels
40 Reviews - 91 Photos
Portobello Hotels
5 Reviews - 26 Photos
Penicuik Hotels
5 Reviews - 23 Photos
Linlithgow Hotels
11 Reviews - 28 Photos
Haddington Hotels
3 Reviews - 3 Photos
Gullane Hotels
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Edinburgh Castle Hotels
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Dunbar Hotels
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Bathgate Hotels
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