Explore East Lothian

East Lothian – Edinburgh’s Coast & Countryside

Visit East Lothian captures the essence of East Lothian – ‘Spectacular scenery, golden beaches, award-winning attractions, excellent accommodation, outstanding food & drink, fabulous events and the world’s finest selection of links golf courses, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland – we have it all!’

With more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the country, why not Explore, Play & Stay!

Golf In East Lothian

East Lothian is the home of Scotland’s Golf Coast which offers no less than 21 golf courses including many at championship level and all within less than 20 minutes of Garleton Lodge. We have special arrangements with many of the clubs so why not let us organize your golf tour for you?

Alternatively, why not book one of our golf packages? Our Golf Coast Package offers three nights B&B at Garleton Lodge together with four rounds of golf at Gullane No.2, Dunbar, Kilspindie and Longniddry or our Links Lover Package which also includes three nights B&B at Garleton Lodge together with four rounds of golf at The Glen, Craigielaw, Kilspindie and Gullane No.2.

Food & Drink

Based on its agricultural heritage, East Lothian has developed a reputation for high quality food and drink. At Garleton Lodge we offer our guests an excellent menu using mainly locally sourced ingredients and our bar also stocks locally made drinks so that you can enjoy the best that East Lothian has to offer during your stay.

Check our sample menus, wine and whisky lists here.

If you fancy taking a look at where things are made then why not visit one of our local distilleries or breweries?

Useful Links

Glenkinchie Distillery www.malts.com/en-au/distilleries/glenkinchie

Archerfield Walled Garden – Taste, Shop, Explore! www.archerfieldwalledgarden.com

North Berwick Gin Distillery www.nbdistillery.com

Belhaven Brewery www.belhaven.co.uk

Hurly Burly Brewery – https://hurlyburlybrewery.co.uk

Winton Brewery – https://wintonbrewery.com

Fidra Gin – https://fidragin.com

East Lothian – Scotland’s Food & Drink County https://www.scotlandsfooddrinkcounty.com

Haddington Farmers Market www.haddingtonfarmersmarket.co.uk

The Whisky Ambassador www.thewhiskyambassador.com/venues-map

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society www.smws.com

Things to Do & See

East Lothian boasts over 40 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside and spectacular scenery. The John Muir Way, a 134 mile coast to coast long distance route for walkers and cyclists between Dunbar and Helensburgh follows the East Lothian coast from where you can enjoy views across the Forth as well as see Bass Rock, home to the world’s largest colony of gannets described by David Attenborough as ‘One of the Twelve Wildlife Wonders of the World’.


Heading inland, the Lammermuir Hills, Traprain Law and Berwick Law all offer further walking and wildlife opportunities and for history buffs there are historic houses, gardens, castles, battlefields, churches, the National Museum of Flight and even the birthplace of Scotland’s flag, the Saltire to visit.