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1 Day In East Lothian

So you've got 24 hours in East Lothian! That's a great amount of time to visit - let's see what our expert guides would recommend.

What Should I Do With 24 Hours In East Lothian?

If you have 24 hours to spend in East Lothian, here are some suggestions:

  • Visit Tantallon Castle - a medieval fortress with stunning coastal views. Allow 1-2 hours for this visit.
  • Explore the John Muir Way - a long-distance footpath that traverses the county. You can choose a section based on your fitness level and time available. Allow 2-4 hours for a walk/hike.
  • Enjoy the beaches - East Lothian has some of Scotland's finest beaches, including Gullane, Yellowcraig, and Belhaven. Take a leisurely stroll, have a picnic, or even try your hand at surfing. Allow 1-3 hours depending on your activity.
  • Take a golf lesson - this is the "Golf Coast" after all, with numerous world-class courses. You don't need to be a pro to enjoy a lesson or two at a driving range or practice facility. Allow 1-2 hours for this activity.
  • Visit the Scottish Seabird Centre - located in North Berwick, this attraction offers interactive exhibits and live video feeds of local seabirds on their nesting sites. Allow 1-2 hours for this visit.
  • Sample the local cuisine - East Lothian is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table restaurants, and traditional pubs. You can't leave without trying a "fish supper" or a pint of real ale. Allow 1-2 hours for a meal or drink.

Of course, you can mix and match these activities based on your interests and available time. Alternatively, simply take a scenic drive and admire the rolling countryside and quaint villages. Whatever you do, make the most of your time in this beautiful part of Scotland.

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