Lothian Travel Guide

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Edinburgh

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3775,8142,868

Leith

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85,261,1

North Berwick

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43,104,3

Musselburgh

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38,98,5

Linlithgow

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23,76,6

Portobello

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23,77,0

Penicuik

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5,23,1

Haddington

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3,3,4

Dunbar

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5,21,3

Edinburgh

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  • Edinburgh Castle

    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,...

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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 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...

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Leith

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  • 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...

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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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  • 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...

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North Berwick

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  • The Scottish Seabird Centre

    North Berwick Things to Do

    This excellent Visitor Centre is a must see when in the area. True, it’s not particularly cheap to visit, but. it’s money well spent in my opinion.Its location is what makes it so special. You can see The Bass Rock with the naked eye from here easily enough, but the wardens have set up cameras on the rock, and from the Seabird Centre Joe public can...

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  • No. 12 Quality Street

    North Berwick Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Bass Rock

    North Berwick Things to Do

    “One of the wildlife wonders of the world” is how Sir David Attenborough once described the Bass Rock, and if you take the short boat trip out from North Berwick you’ll see why.This volcanic lump of rock that sits just off the southern coast of the mouth of the Firth of Forth has the world’s largest colony of Northern Gannets.The latest count...

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Musselburgh

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Linlithgow

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Portobello

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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: Average

    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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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 House Hotel

    Haddington Hotels

    24 Sidegate, Haddington, East Lothian

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • 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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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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  • Rowan Cottage Guest House

    Dunbar Hotels

    North Road, Dunbar, EH42 1AU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    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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Top Lothian Hotels

Penicuik Hotels
5 Reviews - 23 Photos
North Berwick Hotels
43 Reviews - 104 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
3775 Reviews - 8142 Photos
Dunbar Hotels
5 Reviews - 21 Photos
Bathgate Hotels
3 Reviews - 1 Photo

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