North Berwick

  • Book at the Seabird Centre for boat trips to the Bass Rock, Fidra and other islands.
  • Scottish Seabird Centre - Visitor centre about seabirds found on Bass Rock and elsewhere.
  • North Berwick Law - A 613-foot (187 m) volcanic hill which rises above the town, with a Napoleonic era signal station. The whale's jawbone "arch" at the summit collapsed in June 2005, and was eventually replaced by a fibreglass replica in June 2008.
  • Lodge Grounds in the centre of town is a tranquil park with gardens, walks and play areas.
  • Beaches - One of North Berwick's main attractions, the beaches have golden sands and rocks, and a tide-filled boating pond/paddling pool on the East Sands. Just to the east of the town is Seacliff, a private and largely unspoilt beach and estate.

Details of these attractions and many more are available from the Information Centre in Quality Street.

For the Youngsters

East Links Park at nearby Dunbar provides fun for the all the family.

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Sailing

The East Lothian Yacht Club hosts many national and international sailing events.

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National Museum of Flight

The National Museum of Flight is at East Linton, about three miles from North Berwick

 

Walking

The John Muir Way, stretches 134 miles or 215 km across Scotland's heartland, running between Helensburgh in the west through to Dunbar on the east coast and passes close to the house.

Circular Walks around North Berwick is a recent publication available from the Information Centre in the library, the Seabird Centre and local bookshops. As it name implies, it describes 7 walks in and around North Berwick varying from 2 to 8 miles.

 

Swimming

There is a swimming pool in the town and for the more adventurous, Dunbar offers a pool with a flume and wave machine.

Of course, for the really adventurous, there is always the beach!

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Golf

There are two golf courses in the town, the West Links and the Glen, or East Links, and numerous others in the surrounding area.

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Tennis

Tennis courts are located on Coo's Green to the east of the centre of the town alongside the putting green and Lodge Grounds. In the summer there is a cafe open beside the courts.

 

Historic Sites

There are two castles close to North Berwick, both in the care of Historic Scotland, and a number of other sites of historical and cultural interest, including a whisky distillery!

 

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