North Berwick & East Lothian

Our central location is enjoyed by many guests.

North Berwick is a charming seaside town with sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour and a bustling high street surrounded by beautiful countryside.

The main attraction for many visiting East Lothian is golf, there are courses for every standard, within a small radius there are championship courses and kids courses alike. Visit our golf page for a list of some of the courses.

Below lists a few ideas on activities in and around North Berwick, with more information further down the page.

Scottish Seabird Centre, NB Gin Distillery, Glenkinchie Distillery, John Muir House, Myreton Motor Museum and National Museum of Flight. The area also boasts a variety of historic houses and castles including Dirleton Castle and Tantallon Castle with its spectacular views to the nearby Bass Rock. East Links Family Park, Marine Spa and North Berwick Law.

A jam-packed events programme provides year-round entertainment with highlights including the North Berwick Highland Games, Fringe by the Sea and Puffin Fest, which celebrates the return of the puffins to the local islands.

See what else North Berwick has to offer here.

North Berwick Beach

Magic Place

Beach side hotel

For the seaside lover, we are a minute walk away from North Berwick beach. The main beach has a boating/paddling pool at low tide, with rocks and pools for the children to explore. East Lothians coast line covers miles of empty beaches, beautiful sand dunes and exceptional bird life from Aberlady bay bird life sanctuary all the way to the Tyne estuary at Dunbar including Gullane beach, Yellowcraigs, Seacliff and the beautiful Tyninghame beach.

Boat Trips

Bass Rock

Observe the Bass Rock, the largest gannet colony in the world, take a boat trip and see it up close and see the puffins seals and many other great sights.

Bass Rock
North Berwick Distillery


NB Gin Distillery

Visitors are welcomed to an environment of learning, sampling and relaxation. Slippers provided on arrival, NB Distillery encourage you to relax and enjoy your time with them. You will get the chance to sample all of their world class spirits and also provide you with a drink of your choice. The selection of canapés included are made by local chefs, and even include some NB infused foods.


Tantallon Castle is a ruined mid-14th-century fortress, located 3 miles east of North Berwick. It sits atop a promontory opposite the Bass Rock, looking out onto the Firth of Forth.

Dirleton Castle is a medieval fortress in the village of Dirleton around 2 miles west of North Berwick. The oldest parts of the castle date to the 13th century, and it was abandoned by the end of the 17th century.

Scottish Seabird Centre

Dive in to their all new Discovery Experience and explore the wonder of Scotland’s marine environment. Control interactive live cameras to zoom in on amazing local wildlife. Plus Seabird Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips.

Distillery Tours

NB Gin Distillery offer Connoisseur tours where you get the chance to sample all of their world class spirits along with a selection of canapés.

Glenkinchie Distillery is a Scotch single malt whisky distillery offering a range of tours including distillery and extended tasting experiences.

East Links Family Park

East Links is a 20 acre, family-friendly park with animal enclosures, train rides, go-karts, bouncy castle and trampolines. It provides a fun and safe environment for families to enjoy a day out.


Fletchers Cottage Spa is one of a kind in Scotland… a haven of rustic luxury where you can deeply unwind and relax.

Macdonald Spa will relax and renergise you while you enjoy their luxurious spa facilities. They offer a wide range of spa treatments and therapies that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Foxlake Adventures

Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park and the UK’s only ropes course constructed over water. Set in a beautiful woodland by the newly renovated John Muir Way.

John Muir House

Explore the life and legacy of this remarkable man here, in the house where he was born. This unique museum is also the starting point of the John Muir Way – making it the beginning of the journey of a lifetime in more ways than one.

Myreton Motor Museum

Myreton Motor Museum has a large collection exhibits such as cars, bicycles, motor cycles and commercial vehicles dating from 1899. There is also an interesting assortment of period advertising, posters, enamel signs, and toy vehicles.

National Museum of Flight

Experience the history and drama of flight in spectacular hangars and hands-on galleries, or climb aboard to discover what transatlantic flight was like for passengers and crew and learn about the legacy of the Concorde.

John Muir Way

One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the John Muir Way offers walkers and cyclists a unique journey through Scotland’s landscapes, history and heritage.

North Berwick Law

Climb to the top of conical North Berwick Law for fabulous views over the coast, the Bass Rock and across to Edinburgh and the Pentlands.

Yellowcraig Beach

Yellowcraig is a natural cove beach with views to the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson famous tale Treasure Island.