East Linton

East Linton is a beautiful small country village between Haddington and Dunbar.  The agricultural town lies on the River Tyne, 22 miles east of Edinburgh.  You can take a seat in the Square and watch the water in the fountain sparkle in the sun or take a walk to Preston Kirk which has a fascinating graveyard complete with cast iron headstones.  East Linton is also home to Preston Mill, which featured in the American hit TV series Outlander and Phantassie Doo'cot, a beehive shaped dovecot from the 16th century.

What to see and do...

  • Take a stroll from the Square down Mill Wynd to The Linn, the waterfall that gives East Linton its name.
  • Preston Mill, an unusually shaped old water mill in a beautiful picturesque setting, last working mill in East Lothian, visitors can still see working machinery on a tour.
  • Visit Smeaton Nursery, a lovely garden centre set in a beautiful walled garden with tearooms.
  • The National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, home to over 50 vintage aircraft including a Spitfire, Tigermoth and Vulcan and Scotland's Concorde, is just a stone’s throw away.