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Tel code: 01620 | code search
Postcode: EH39 | code search
Population: 3300
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Castle Inn Hotel
"Big sign outside the hotel clearly indicates "All Day Food, Bed and Breakfast" although when we visited the hotel this morning we were told they do not serve breakfast. ..." More

Castle Inn Hotel
"On our first visit for a drink we called at 4.00 pm. We were asked by the landlord not to sit at the many tables set for meals as they ..." More

Castle Inn Hotel
"We were greatly relieved two months ago when we saw that the Castle Inn had closed down. The owner was an obnoxious loudmouthed bigot so we were not surprised ..." More

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Dirleton is a beautiful village in East Lothian in Scotland 2 miles south-west of North Berwick and two miles east of Gullane. The main attraction is the impressive ruins of Dirleton Castle, in the care of Historic Scotland this romantic 13th century castle stands on a platform of natural rock with many features including the doocot, its Victorian Garden with a variety of scented flowers and plants and the world’s longest herbaceous border. The village is built around the picturesque village green with neat rows of little cottages. Dirleton Kirk was built in 1612 on the north-west corner of the green, it has interesting stained glass designs and a cross-aisle thought to be the first example of neo-classical design in Scotland. Dirleton has been described as ‘Scotland’s prettiest village’ it is a popular tourist destination and an ideal base for exploring the Lothians, Edinburgh and North Berwick, there are a selection of places to stay and a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. The Scottish Archery Centre has activities including archery, crossbow, air-rifle and air-pistol shooting. The Myreton Motor Museum has fascinating displays of the history of motoring. Nearby is Yellowcraigs beach with panoramic coastal views over to the island of Fidra


Yellowcraig Rural Beach


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Castle Inn Hotel (0.28 miles)

Castle Inn Hotel
The Castle Inn is a 19th Century Coaching Inn built by the noted William Burn. Set in the quiet rural village of Dirleton the Inn overlooks the village green and the 13th Century stronghold of ... More
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Nether Abbey (1.70 miles)

Nether Abbey

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The Nether Abbey Hotel has been owned by successive generations of the same family for fifty years. In 2004 the Hotel shut for extensive renovations and refurbishment with simply stunning ... More | visit website

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Greywalls Hotel (1.78 miles)

Greywalls Hotel
Greywalls is a wonderful Edwardian country house hotel designed at the turn of the century by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The house has been owned by the same family since 1926 and has been a hotel ... More | visit website

Fenton Tower (1.97 miles)

Fenton Tower

Fenton Tower is a magnificent, fortified 16th Century tower located just 20 miles east of Edinburgh between Gullane and North Berwick. Set amongst the rolling countryside and surrounded by beautiful links golf courses, including Muirfield, ... More

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County Hotel (2.34 miles)

County Hotel
Situated in the Heart of North Berwick, The County Hotel is a fantastic place to stay when visiting the area. With its 10 bedrooms it is large enough to accommodate groups but small enough to ... More | visit website
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Drem Farmhouse (2.92 miles)

Drem Farmhouse
Drem Farmhouse is a large Georgian house set in the picturesque conservation village of Drem, located in the heart of East Lothian, surrounded by golf courses, beaches and within easy reach of Edinburgh. It is the ... More | visit website
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Duck's at Kilspindie House (4.26 miles)


Edinburgh city centre only 18 minutes train ride. Award winning cuisine. Airport 35 minutes; 21 golf courses within 15 minutes. Fantastic bird watching.

Having undergone an extensive refurbishment Kilspindie House has been granted a three star ... More | visit website

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Aberlady Inn (4.35 miles)

Aberlady Inn
Family business
The Conservatory Restaurant
Wine Garden
Ensuite accommodation
All functions welcome
Close to golf courses, bird watching & Edinburgh city centre

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Overhailes Farmhouse (5.69 miles)

Overhailes Farmhouse
From the minute you arive at Overhailes Farmhouse we want to make sure you have everything you need to make the most of your stay with us. We have 3 beautiful rooms for you to choose ... More | visit website
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Maitlandfield House Hotel (6.48 miles)

Maitlandfield House Hotel

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Within walking distance of the picturesque county town of Haddington and just 16 miles (26 km) from Edinburgh, Maitlandfield House boasts traditional charm and original elegance. The Maitlandfield House Hotel combines the ... More

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