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
Tantallon Castle overlooks the Bass Rock outside North Berwick, and there are still staircases inside the curtain wall that can reach the battlements.
Dirleton Castle and Garden
Dirleton Castle is a ruined fort residence. It has magnificent gardens, including the longest herbaceous border in the world.
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.
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).