About The Area

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North Berwick and the surrounding parts of East Lothian truly offer something for everyone to enjoy.

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Devine B&B faces south overlooking the famous North Berwick Law. The Law is a volcanic plug towering above the East Lothian town of North Berwick and stands 613ft above sea level.

The jawbone of a whale has stood on top of North Berwick Law since 1709, originally a beacon for homecoming sailors. The jawbone has become a symbol of North Berwick and recognised by locals and visitors alike. You can climb up The Law and on a clear day see for miles all over East Lothian and across to Fife.

A wide variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants can be found on the picturesque North Berwick high street catering for every taste.

 


 

Golfing

East Lothian is famous for its golf courses, offering a staggering 22 in total. In North Berwick there are 2 beautiful courses, The Glen and The West. Both courses are situated directly on the coast. Just 5 miles along the coast is Gullane which hosts 3 links courses as well as Muirfield, the Open Championship Course. Furthermore Whitekirk golf and country club, Luffness, Craigielaw and Kilspindie are all within a 15 minute drive from North Berwick.

Depending on the course, booking is not always necessary, Tuition and Caddies are available and transport between courses and Devine B&B can be arranged.

 


 

Attractions:

The Scottish Seabird Centre is an award winning wildlife attraction with state of the art interactive exhibits, local artists gallery, shop and cafe, a great day for the whole family.

East Fortune Airfield is located a few miles south of North Berwick, formerly a Royal Air Force Base the airfield is now home to the Scottish Museum of Flight. In April 2004 Concorde was put on display at the museum and attracts many visitors, as does the annual air show which takes place each July.

 


 

Castles:

North Berwick is also home to Tantallon Castle, overlooking the Firth of Forth, this amazing cliff top fortress was constructed in the 14th century. The climb to the top is well worth the effort as the views out over the Bass Rock and beyond are spectacular.

A couple of miles west of North Berwick lies Dirleton Castle, a 13th century fortress. As you pass through the gate in the boundary wall  you are presented with the gardens, where apparently the worlds longest herbaceous border grows.

Both castles are managed by Historic Scotland and are great for exploring.

 


 

Harbours:

North Berwick has its own red sandstone harbour, built in the early 12th century. Enjoy the short walk along the harbour walls taking in the stunning views of the Firth of Forth and its many islands. There are a number of facilities located on or near the harbour including the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Numerous boat trips are operated from here taking you out to see the Bass Rock, Isle of May and some of the other local islands. A fantastic opportunity to see the beautiful scenery and wildlife North Berwick has to offer.

Nearby to Tantallon Castle there is also the unique seacliff harbour, thought to be the smallest in Britain!

 


 

Walks:

The famous John Muir way passes through North Berwick town centre, which stretches for over 45 miles from Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders.

Numerous shorter walks can be found throughout North Berwick and East Lothian, including both of North Berwick’s beaches, The Law, Yellowcraig and the John Muir Country Park amongst many others.

For guided walks of the area, Local Eyes Tours offers a range of fun and friendly days out.