The village of Innerwick lies four miles south-east of Dunbar on the North Sea coast. A couple of miles inland and well hidden from the roadside, stand the ruins of Innerwick Castle. Perched on a sandstone outcrop, it overlooks Thornton Glen managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Built by the Stewart family, the castle held a strategic position against repeated English invasion until 1548, when it was captured and destroyed by the Duke of Somerset.
What to see and do...
- Located beside Torness Power Station is Thorntonloch Beach, a beautiful sandy beach, perfect for walks and the John Muir Way passes nearby.
- From here, you can walk to Bilsdean waterfall and Dunglass Collegiate Church founded in the 1440s by the Home Family.
Nearby is the remains of Doon Hill where Scotland's first generation farmers built a huge timber hall almost 6,000 years ago.