About North Berwick

  • sunset at North Berwick

There is plenty to see and do in and around North Berwick. Here are a few suggestions.

Opposite our house there is a putting green and 6 tennis courts, 3 of which are available for the general public to use. Tickets for both the putting and the tennis can be bought from the hut next to the putting green.

There are plenty of good walking opportunities in the area. The beaches are good for either a short local walk, or for longer coastal walks, to Yellowcraig and Gullane in the West and Tyninghame going East (the latter probably involving a short inland section, unless the tide is very low). Another option is Berwick Law, which, at just over 600ft, provides a gentle 20 minute climb offering excellent views from the top. The John Muir Way, a coast to coast walking and cycling route, passes through North Berwick.

There are two golf courses in North Berwick, The West and The Glen. There are also many other courses within a few miles. East Lothian is renowned for it’s golf courses; in fact, the area is known as  Scotland’s Golf Coast.

The Scottish Seabird Centre is one of the main attractions in the town and there are also boat trips to the nearby islands, to see the birds and seals up close (including the famous gannet colony on the Bass Rock). The Seabird Centre organise boat trips, as does Braveheart.

The National Museum of Flight is nearby, which has a fascinating collection of aircraft, including Concorde. Or, if you fancy a go in a microlight, East of Scotland Microlights is opposite the Museum of Flight.

There is a good selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town. There is also an interesting mix of shops on the high street.

Whitekirk Hill has some pleasant walks and a good (dog friendly) cafe. Also a gym and spa.

If you fancy a tour of the area (or, indeed, other parts of Scotland), get in touch with Chris, at Local Eyes Tours. He is a local man, who started running tours of the town a few years ago and is now also offering a variety of tours to various parts of Scotland.