Discover North Berwick
North Berwick is a seaside town in the East Lothian region of Scotland. It is located approximately 27 miles (40 min) east of Edinburgh. North Berwick became a fashionable seaside resort in the 19th century because of its two sandy beaches. Today, East Bay and West Bay continue to attract vacationers. At the end of each bay is a golf course open to visitors.
The port of North Berwick was built in the 11th century, and for 500 years, a ship made the crossing to Earlsferry. This route was very popular with pilgrims traveling to St Andrews. This route has recently been reopened. During the summer, a boat runs from North Berwick to Anstruther in Fife, in tribute to the original ferry.
Things to do in North Berwick
Bass Rock or the Bass is an uninhabited island in Scotland, located in the Firth of Forth estuary in the North Sea, about a mile and a half north-east of North Berwick. The island contains a lighthouse and the ruins of a castle and chapel and is an important nesting site for thousands of seabirds.
Dirleton Castle and Garden
Dirleton Castle is a medieval castle dating back to the 13th century, located in the village of Dirleton in the East Lothian region of Scotland. It sits on rocky earth in the center of the rich farmland of the former Barony of Dirleton.
Yellowcraig is a coastal area of forests, beaches, and grasslands in East Lothian in southeastern Scotland. The Yellowcraig section is within the Firth of Forth Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).