Edinburgh & the Lothians

Enjoy the City, Lothian countryside and miles of sandy coastline...

The magnificent architecture and unique atmosphere of Edinburgh is known the world over; an elegant sophisticated city that draws visitors from around the globe who come to soak up its rich history and enjoy its ascetic grandeur. Beyond the city, the Lothian countryside provides a beautiful setting of rural towns and villages and miles of coastline with fine sandy beaches.

Edinburgh is Scotland's inspiring capital city which is both very historic and extremely cosmopolitan. The city is perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags rising above the rather flat landscape of the Lothians and has a sheltered northern shoreline along the Firth of Forth. The castle dominates the city centre and from its ramparts you can look down on narrow medieval streets, sweeping Georgian terraces and award winning modern architecture. Spend some time in Edinburgh's museums and galleries to learn of the cities fascinating past, or walk down Princes Street for the ultimate shopping experience. The city has no shortage of excellent restaurants, modern contemporary bars and traditional Old Town pubs.

Rural Mid-Lothian is one of the hilliest parts of the region with the Pentland chain to the west and the Moorfoots to the east. Places of interest here include Dalkeith Country Park and Montagu Bridge over the River North Esk, with natural woodland that is home to foxes, deer and a variety of other animals and birds.

East Lothian has forty miles of coastline and picturesque towns and villages that range from traditional seaside towns such as Dunbar and North Berwick to country towns like Haddington, with quaint streets, speciality shops and a good selection of cafés and restaurants. This stretch of coastline from Mussleburgh to Dunbar has plenty of long golden sandy beaches and some very testing top-class links golf courses including Gullane and North Berwick.

Also well worth a visit on this coast is the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick. Here visitors can watch gannets, puffins, seals and dolphins from interactive cameras and take boat trips to along the coast.

Links Lodge ref: 30888

Longniddry, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£392-£718

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4 star rating
Links Lodge
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This property is located in Longniddry, and it is only a 20-minute train journey from here to Edinburgh.
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Fascadale Croft ref: UK5027

Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£392-£743

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3 star rating
Situated at the end of a ½ mile private drive, within the owner’s grounds midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, an ideal base for touring.
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The Bothy Cottage ref: 9694

Polton, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

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4 star rating
Ideal retreat for couples with access from the bedroom directly into the owners’ walled garden with bird and wildlife in the area.
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The Snug ref: UK5214

Blackridge, near Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians

£369-£676

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3 star rating
This first floor apartment is set in a stunning woodland location, equiditant between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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Ashlea ref: SPPZ

Gullane, Edinburgh & Lothians

£389-£1097

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4 star rating
A 20 minute train ride will take you into the heart of Edinburgh where you’ll be spoilt for choice with attractions for all ages.
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