The alluvial plains of East Lothian have provided the area with productive soils that make East Lothian a prime agricultural area. Together with long sandy beaches and bounded by the Lammermuir Hills to the South. East Lothian has a stunning landscape in which to enjoy the many activities on offer or to simply soak up the rural atmosphere of the County.
Activites include Golf, Birdwatching, walking, cycling,microlighting www.eosm.co.uk/home.asp sailing, sea trips and fishing, http://www.charterboats-uk.co.uk/braveheart-northberwick// diving go- garting off road driving to name the most common. Visitor attractions include the Museaum of flight,with Concorde now as a permanent display at East Fortune , The Seabird Centre, The harbours of Dunbar and North Berwick, Historic castles at Tantallon, Hailes and Dirlton,The County Town of Haddington and many charming villages such as Gifford, Stenton and Garvald.There are also many pubs which provide Live music, and the Lammermuir festival held in september http://www.lammermuirfestival.co.uk/ and Fringe by the sea held in August. are events well worth attending. Regular concerts are also organized by the Lamp of Lothian Trust in Haddington. http://www.lampoflothian.org.uk/
East Lothian is well served by road and public transport links to the Festival city of Edinburgh, with all its attractions, Edinburgh castle, The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile, as well as high quality shopping located within the Georgian Architecture of the New Town. As well as the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe held in August there are theatres, cinemas and Museums .
There are express buses from North Berwick Gullane and Aberlady which stop at Hatty's Road end and also from Haddington and Tranent. There are train stations at Drem, ( 2 miles from Hattys) Longniddry, North Berwick and Dunbar. The Journey time from Drem is approximately 20 minutes to the centre of Edinburgh Out of rush hour is 30-45 minutes by car.
East Lothian, Scotland
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