With a population of 97,500 East Lothian is one of the most picturesque areas of Scotland. The county stretches from the eastern edge of Edinburgh to the waters of the North Sea. Rich in history, the past is kept alive with rugged castles, historic market towns and the remains of ancient settlements.
With over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, spectacular cliffs, award-winning tourist attractions and the world’s finest selection of links golf courses, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature!
From the excitement of Musselburgh Racecourse to the awesome sight of Concorde, in all her glory at The National Museum of Flight; the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre to the impressive clifftop fortress of Tantallon Castle, you’ll be spoiled for choice. There really is something for everyone!
For more information to help with every area of planning a trip to East Lothian, or just to check out all that the County has to offer, see www.visiteastlothian.org.
East Lothian is known as The Golf Coast of Scotland, with a total of 22 courses offering something for all standards and tastes. Musselburgh Links, The Old Course, is officially recognised as the oldest golf course in the word, but the most famous East Lothian course is Muirfield, which will host the Open Championship for the sixteenth time in July 2013.
Full details of courses and information can be found at www.golfeastlothian.com.