Innerwick

Innerwick is a small village, 4miles (6.4km) south-east of Dunbar. Like many rural villages, agriculture is still prominent. The village is surrounded by farms with a primary school, church, village hall and play park in the centre.

The ruins of Innerwick Castle which was built by the Stewart family in the 14th century are perched on a sandstone outcrop overlooking Thornton Glen which is managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Innerwick Castle had a strategic position against English invasion until 1548 when it was damaged by the Duke of Somerset. Please note that Innerwick Castle is not open to visitors.

Nearby is Doon Hill where Scotland's first generation farmers built a huge timber hall almost 6,000 years ago with another being built years later. While nothing remains of them above ground now their outlines are clearly marked. From the vantage point of the hill, you can see more modern developments; Torness Power Station which produces nuclear energy and Crystal Rig wind farm producing renewable energy. The power station sits between two of East Lothian’s beautiful beaches – Thorntonloch, a wonderful stretch of sand with low grassy dunes and Skateraw a smaller sheltered sandy beach.

What to see and do

Take a walk through Thornton Glen
Find out about the nuclear power industry at Torness Visitor Centre  a 5-star tourist attraction.
Climb up to Doon Hill for stunning views of the surrounding coast and countryside.
There is a fine selection of beaches with endless golden sand and interesting rock formations at ThorntonlochSkateraw and Whitesands.
Stroll along the John Muir Link which continues from the John Muir Way at Dunbar to Bilsdean waterfall.
Visit Dunglass Collegiate Church which was founded in the 1440s by the Home Family and is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.  

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