Lothian Travel Guide

  • Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
    Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
    by spidermiss
  • Views from the castle
    Views from the castle
    by slothtraveller
  • Exterior (2)
    Exterior (2)
    by gordonilla
Map of Lothian
CLICK FOR INTERACTIVE MAP

Edinburgh

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Lothian/Edinburgh-313508/TravelGuide-Edinburgh.html

3787,8187,869

Leith

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Lothian/Leith-309903/TravelGuide-Leith.html

85,261,1

North Berwick

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Lothian/North_Berwick-307761/TravelGuide-North_Berwick.html

44,110,3

Musselburgh

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Lothian/Musselburgh-308111/TravelGuide-Musselburgh.html

38,98,5

Linlithgow

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Lothian/Linlithgow-309779/TravelGuide-Linlithgow.html

23,76,6

Portobello

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Lothian/Portobello-306862/TravelGuide-Portobello.html

23,77,0

Edinburgh

See all 3787 Edinburgh Tips
  • Edinburgh Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Standing at the head of Old Town the Edinburgh Castle is the main paid visitor attraction and dominates Edinburgh skyline. You may want to save these £16 but if you pay the ticket for this not really big castle you can easily spend some time inside (from 2 to 5 hours depending on your pace) as the castle includes military museums, café/restaurants,...

    more
  • 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,...

    more
  • The Witchery By The Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Restaurants

    The other half of the Secret Garden - visited Hallowe'en 2013 and 2014 and going same day 2015! - please refer other review ! Also from http://thewitchery.com/The-Secret-Garden.html "Is this the prettiest restaurant ever? I think so" -Andrew Lloyd Webber The elegant charms of the Secret Garden are one of the city's best-kept secrets. Hidden down...

    more

Leith

See all 85 Leith Tips
  • A RECORD YEAR FOR ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

    Leith Things to Do

    UPDATE 2015 was a record year as 308,906 visitors toured the Royal Yacht and i was one of them !The Royal Yacht Britannia is one of the top attractions in Scotland and it is now berthed at Leith and open for tourists too visit. First you must got to the Ocean terminal Shopping Center and go to the third or fourth floor where the entrance is for the...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • A Veritable Leith Institution

    Leith Nightlife

    There are plenty of smart new bars and restaurants springing up in Leith these days, but the Port O’Leith isn’t one of them.This is one of the last, if not THE last sailors pub in Leith and it has a host of nautical memorabilia to prove it. I’m sure if walls could talk the walls in here would have a host of tales to tell, but for how much longer is...

    more

North Berwick

See all 44 North Berwick Tips
  • North Berwick Law

    North Berwick Things to Do

    We told the proprietress at our B&B that we were heading to North Berwick (pronounced Beddick) for the day, to visit the Scottish Seabird Centre and hopefully see some gannets. She said "Oh! Then you MUST see North Berwick Law!" and proceeded to tell us about the hill which can be seen from anywhere in the town, about the whalebone arch and...

    more
  • No. 12 Quality Street

    North Berwick Hotels

    12 Quality Street, North Berwick, EH39 4HP, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hike up North Berwick Law

    North Berwick Things to Do

    We told the proprietress at our B&B that we were heading to North Berwick (pronounced Beddick) for the day, to visit the Scottish Seabird Centre and hopefully see some gannets. She said "Oh! Then you MUST see North Berwick Law!" and proceeded to tell us about the hill which can be seen from anywhere in the town, about the whalebone arch and...

    more

Musselburgh

See all 38 Musselburgh Tips
  • THE MYSTERY BUILDING IS FOR PIGEONS

    Musselburgh Things to Do

    While i was exploring Loretto School Grounds in Musselburgh i was wondering about this building which i reckon i passed 4 times a day when i was a young schoolboy. I just calculated that i walked by the gate of the school over 4,000 times going back and forward to my school which was just a little further on. I searched the internet and Loretto...

    more
  • Carberry Tower

    Musselburgh Hotels

    Carberry 1, Musselburgh, United Kingdom, EH21 8PY,

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • A DAY AT THE RACES

    Musselburgh Things to Do

    As luck would have it, the day i visited Musselburgh there happened to be a race meeting that evening but i could not attend as i already had an appointment for dinner. I remember as a young kid i would have great fun on racedays running around and picking up all the used betting cards as they were very colorful back in the late 50's. In the center...

    more

Linlithgow

See all 23 Linlithgow Tips
  • Linlithgow Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Linlithgow Things to Do

    Linlithgow Palace is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric place to explore. There is no parking for coaches (they can't get under the entrance gate) so it's rather 'off the beaten path' for tour groups. If you are lucky you'll have the place more or less to yourself, as I did, with only the pigeons and the wind for company. The palace grew to...

    more
  • Champany Inn

    Linlithgow Hotels

    Linlithgow, EH49 7LU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The palace that grew and grew.

    Linlithgow Things to Do

    Linlithgow Palace is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric place to explore. There is no parking for coaches (they can't get under the entrance gate) so it's rather 'off the beaten path' for tour groups. If you are lucky you'll have the place more or less to yourself, as I did, with only the pigeons and the wind for company.The palace grew to its...

    more

Portobello

See all 23 Portobello Tips
  • HOW ABOUT A SNACK ?

    Portobello Things to Do

    Not exactly a "things to do " tip nor a "restaurant" tip but i went in search of a fish and chip shop but could not find one. However i did find the Sainsbury's Local where they had a meal deal for 3 pounds which was a choice of sandwich, a choice of crisp and a choice of certain drinks. I chose a beef sandwich, a coke and Mackie's potato crisps...

    more
  • HARRY LAUDER MEMORIAL GARDEN

    Portobello Things to Do

    In the grounds of the town hall there is a memorial garden for Harry Lauder that was opened in 2001, but it seemed impossible to gain access as the gate by the town hall was locked with a chain. Harry Lauder (1870-1950) was a Scottish music hall and vaudeville theatre singer (one of my parents favorites). His big hit was "I LOVE A LASSIE" . He...

    more
  • THE NEW TOWN HALL

    Portobello Things to Do

    The new town hall is just 100 yards down the street from the old town hall which is now the police station. The town hall was opened in 1914 and the main hall has seating for 600 people. I was rather confused as it was a Monday but the town hall seemed to be closed. Outside the town hall in the garden to the right is a historical plaque indicating...

    more

Top Lothian Hotels

Penicuik Hotels
5 Reviews - 23 Photos
North Berwick Hotels
44 Reviews - 110 Photos
Musselburgh Hotels
38 Reviews - 98 Photos
Livingston Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Linlithgow Hotels
23 Reviews - 76 Photos
Leith Hotels
85 Reviews - 261 Photos
Haddington Hotels
3 Reviews - 3 Photos
Edinburgh Hotels
3787 Reviews - 8187 Photos
Dunbar Hotels
5 Reviews - 21 Photos
Bathgate Hotels
3 Reviews - 1 Photo

Instant Answers: Lothian

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

14 travelers online now

Comments

Lothian

Plan a Lothian vacation with reviews, tips and photos posted by real travelers and Lothian locals