East Lothian Area Map
East Lothian area map concentrates on the East Lothian Area which is the coastal area from Musselburgh to Dunglass and inland to the A68 road near Pathhead and back to Musselburgh. There are many small Towns and Villages with much history many Castles and Famous people’s birth places. East Lothian can be reached by bus and train from Edinburgh with North Berwick 30 minutes by train and 45 by car. Famous people born in East Lothian include John Muir, John Witherspoon, John Knox, Jock Wallace, King Alexander II, and Willie Park Senior. Castles include Hailes, Fa’side, Dirleton, Bass Rock, Winton Castle, Preston Tower, Redhouse Castle, Markle Castle, Dunbar Castle, Penkaet Castle, Ormiston Castle, Tranent Tower and many more. East Lothian area has over 40 golf courses from parkland to links.
The first open champion came from Musselburgh where the open championship was first played in the East of Scotland with Prestwick being the west Coast Course. The rules of Golf were written by the Gentlemen Golfers of Edinburgh, who became The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, who first played at Bruntsfield links Edinburgh then Leith Links then Musselburgh Links and finally Muirfield Links Gullane where they are today.
With East Lothian mainly situated on the coast of Scotland there are many past times that involve the water swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing, boating, sailing, surfing, water skiing, wind surfing and with many golden sand beaches all that is needed is the sunshine and why go to foreign parts when everything is in East Lothian. East Lothian has an abundance of wedding venues, hotels, apartments cottages, caravan parks and camp sites, cottages and house to rent. There are hills to climb, cycle and walkways if there was snow East Lothian would have everything for all seasons and with Edinburgh a short distance away with the largest artificial Ski Slop in Europe and night club, bars restaurants, festivals, shopping for designer or high street fashion why go anywhere else?