Towns & Villages

Throughout East Lothian, dotted along the coast and inland, are towns and villages where you will be spoilt for choice when looking for somewhere to while away an afternoon.

Discover the stories behind the places and people who live and work here and how East Lothian has played a vital role in Scotland’s history and is playing one in its future.

You will find out about witches and wizards, go on a search for fairies and mythical creatures, discover a rich industrial heritage, tread in the footsteps of kings and queens, hear about fierce battles, visit castles and stately homes, stroll in beautiful gardens, see wildlife up close, immerse yourself in a colourful creative tradition and enjoy the finest local produce!

Many towns and villages are located within easy reach of one another making it perfect for combining a few locations in one trip.

Family run independent shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars offering local produce ensure a warm welcome!

You can download an easy-to-use app featuring local activities in each of our towns across the key areas of Shop, Eat & Drink, What's On, Explore, Groups, Services, Trails, News and Stay. Visit the SOLE website for more information.

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