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  • 1 Tantallon Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A198 GB - North Berwick EH39 5PN

    The large ruins of Tantallon Castle, perched on a splendid clifftop, continue to defy the waves and the eastern wind. This fortress was part of the great house of the Douglas family. Built in the late 14C and modified in the 16C, Tantallon is one of ..

  • 2 Lennoxlove Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Haddington EH41 4NZ

    First built around 1345, this castle was bought by the Duke of Hamilton in 1946, and today houses the treasures of Hamilton Palace. Inside, the portraits bring this old building back to life. Note the porcelain room (18C-20C heraldic examples), the S..

  • 3 Dunbar Town House Museum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    81 st. High GB - Dunbar EH42 1ER

    This fine 17C building made of red sandstone rubble has an octagonal tower, topped by a redan gable and a bell tower.

  • 4 John Muir's Birthplace Interesting

    Museums and art

    126 st. High GB - Dunbar EH42 1JJ

    The top floor flat was the home of John Muir (1838-1914) in the early years of his life. This pioneer of geology, explorer, naturalist and eminent conservationist was responsible for setting up the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks in the USA. A vi..

  • 5 High Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Haddington EH41

    The South side houses a continuous line of various façades, only interrupted by a few alleyways. The town cross with a drawing of the Haddington Goat is a replica from the 19C. In the same style, Lodge Street contains contrasting architectural styles..

  • 6 Seton Collegiate Church

    Religious buildings

    A198 GB - Tranent EH32 0PG

    This is a fine example of a late gothic Scottish church. The exterior has a roof of lause tiles and flying buttresses crowned with pinnacles and decorated with blind canopies. The building is dominated by a wide tower with a shortened spire. Admire t..

  • 7 Seton House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A199 GB - Tranent EH32

    Seton House stands where Seton Palace once was, a magnificent 16C building that was the residence of the Seton family, including the sixth Lord Seton, one of the most fervent followers of Mary Stuart (one of the famous "four Marys") . The s..

  • 8 Myreton Motor Museum

    Museums and art

    GB - Aberlady EH32 0PZ

    This little private museum contains a number of cars, motorbikes and bicycles, all in perfect working order. Fall under the spell of the more anecdotal side of the collection, with the thistle-decorated Galloway (1926), a 14-seater Ford coach (1920),..

  • 9 St Mary's Church

    Religious buildings

    A198 GB - Whitekirk EH39 5PR

    Once part of Holyrood Abbey, the parish church (15C) is a light red sandstone building with gables and short tower that is typically Scottish. The holy source makes this a great centre of pilgrimage, visited in 1435 by the legate of the Pope, Eneas S..

  • 10 Auld Kirk

    Religious buildings

    A198 GB - North Berwick

    Only vestiges remain of the 12C parish church situated on the harbour peninsula between the two beaches. The Lauder and Douglas families were buried in the church which was abandoned in around 1680 because it proved too expensive to maintain the brid..

  • 11 Old Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    Kirk Port GB - North Berwick EH39

    This ruined parish church replaced the Auld Kirk in the 17C. In the cemetery is the grave of John Blackadder, the Covenant martyr.

  • 12 The Lodge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A198 GB - North Berwick EH39

    This white roughcast 18C building, now converted into flats, was once the residence of the Dalrymple family. The gardens have been turned into a public park.

  • 13 Town House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Quality GB - North Berwick EH39

    A charming 18C building stands on the corner of Quality Street and High Street with an outside staircase and a clock tower.

  • 14 North Berwick Law

    Nature and gardens

    rd. Law GB - North Berwick EH39 4QR

    A well-marked path with benches along the way. North Berwick Law, a volcanic hill and East Lothian observation point, offers a panoramic view (observation table) over the town below, as far as St Abb's Head, on the Lammermuir hillside, Traprain Law a..

  • 15 Dunbar Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    rd. Queen's GB - Dunbar EH42 1LB

    This red sandstone church and prominent tower were built in 1821 to replace the collegiate church (1342), erected by the 10th Earl of Dunbar. Ravaged by fire in 1988, the parish church has now been restored. Inside is the imposing marble and alabaste..

  • 16 Lauderdale House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Dunbar EH42 1AD

    This red sandstone house stands at the far northern end of the High Street. In the late 18C, the Earl of Lauderdale commissioned Robert Adam to make some alterations to the original building. The façade giving onto the High Street, typical of the wor..

  • 17 Dunbar Castle

    Archaeological and historical sites

    rd. Belhaven GB - Dunbar EH42 1DE

    The irregular, red-coloured ruins overlooking the harbour are the only remains of one of the most important castles in the Middle Ages, from a strategic standpoint. The fortress was attacked on many occasions but the most memorable event in its histo..

  • 18 Dunbar Harbour

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Dunbar

    The new Victoria Harbour was inaugurated in 1842 to allow for the increase in traffic. The old port, with its cobbled quayside and ruined ramparts, was built by Cromwell in 1650. With the arrival of the railway four years later, the harbour's activit..

  • 19 Lodge Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Lodge GB - Haddington EH41 3DX

    This narrow street is an extension of High Street, and is made up of contrasting styles. Carlyle House - an unusual name for an Italian palace stuffed with ornaments - has an 18C style façade that contrasts with the house next door that is in a local..

  • 20 Town House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Market GB - Haddington EH41 3JL

    William Adam (1748) gave a solemn dignity to this building, with pediment and pillars framing a Venetian window. Such extravagance shows how this town prospered under the agricultural revolution. The pinnacle was added in 1831.

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