AMAZING GOLF, BUT THERE’S EVEN MORE TO DO THAN WE THOUGHT
What is there to do in East Lothian? Following on from Part 1, Part 2 is hot on its heels. With 21 courses in such a small area, you’d think it would be all about golf. But, as the latest blogs and Inspire Me have highlighted, take your mind off your slice or hook, and explore the region.
From the sun rising in the east over the North Sea, to it setting over Edinburgh, your golf break can be filled with not only golf. There are too many things to do! From food, drink, sightseeing, exploring, adventure, nature and more.
John Muir Way
Born in Dunbar, the Father of National Parks spent the first ten years of his life enjoying the East Lothian landscape. The 50km East Lothian stretch of John Muir Way, named after the Scottish American naturalist, environmental philosopher, and zoologist, is the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air off the golf course. The John Muir Country Park in Dunbar is well worth a visit too.
Bass Rock and the Isle of May
For wildlife and photography enthusiasts, the Bass Rock is world-renowned. Not only part of the Scotland’s Golf Coast logo, but also home to the world’s largest colony of Northern gannets. A unique experience. Or, nearby Isle of May offers trips to see puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and shags.
The stronghold of the Douglas family, Tantallon Castle sits prominently on the cliffs overlooking the North Sea and Bass Rock. Built in the middle of the 14th century, the Douglas’s were in regular conflict with the Crown, finally defeated by Oliver Cromwell.
The multi-award winning eco distillery offers the 5* Ginspiration Tour. Head to North Berwick, sit back and sample the World’s Best London Dry Gin & tonic. Having heard about NB’s story, visit the distillery to meet the copper stills and learn how it is all made. From experiments in kitchens to Royal approval, it’s quite a delicious success story.
It’s a bold claim, but there’s enough for a Part 3. Keep an eye out for more and don’t forget to browse our whisky blog for aficionados, aswell as those still looking for their favourite whisky. For all our blogs, click on the link and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel where you can find all the videos from Part 1 and Part 2.