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Musselburgh


Musselburgh is a town of around 23000 just outside the boundary of Edinburgh. The Old Links Course, opposite Arden House, played on since 1672, is rumoured to be the oldest continuously played course in the world. Musselburgh Race Course has been in operation since 1777.
The land beyond the links, reclaimed since the 1960’s, has been transformed over time with the creation of forests, wild meadows, communal sports grounds, a boating pond, bird sanctuary and paved seawall walk. It is a popular area for dog walkers.

The nearby River Esk, with a paved walkway, meanders inland towards Inveresk, an attractive residential area to the south of Musselburgh.

In Musselburgh, there is a sports centre, parks, shops, several major supermarkets and many cafes and restaurants.


East Lothian


It is an easy and beautiful journey along the coast road from Musselburgh towards North Berwick. The road passes through the pretty villages of Aberlady, Gullane and Dirleton
There is plenty of interest to see including Dirleton Castle, Aberlady Bird Sanctuary, Gullane beach, Yellowcraigs beach, North Berwick, Seabird Centre and Tantallon Castle, a semi ruin perched on the cliff edge with magnificent views over the East Coast.


Museum of Flight - Scotland


The aeronautical collection dates back to 1909 when the Royal Scottish Museum acquired a model of the Wright Brothers' Model A biplane. A collection of engines, models and parts, but no full-sized aircraft, was built up in the following years. Following the acquisition of a complete Supermarine Spitfire in 1971, the collection was moved from Edinburgh for display at East Fortune airfield in East Lothian. Man's fascination with flight comes to life at this protected First and Second World War airfield. A site steeped in history, in 1919 the R34 Airship took off from East Fortune on its record-breaking first east-west transatlantic flight. Here you will discover some of the most extraordinary machines in the world that reveal the story of our ambition to take to the skies and find out how flight has changed our world.


Royal Highland Centre


The Royal Highland Centre is Scotland's largest exhibition venue and showground. Located 8 miles (13 km) west of Edinburgh, it hosts everything from trade exhibitions to rock concerts. Owned by the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, which was founded in 1784 and is headquartered at Ingliston House within the Centre, it is the venue for a number of large events throughout the year, including the annual Royal Highland Show. The Royal Highland Centre also provides a home for the 'Cars of the Stars' Motor Museum, a hotel, offices of various agricultural charities, and parts are rented to various other business activities, for example a motor auction company.


Dalmeny House


When Dalmeny House was completed in 1817, it marked a great departure in Scottish architecture; its Tudor Gothic style, with its highly-decorated chimneys and crenellations, looked back toward fanciful 16th-century English mansions, such as Hampton Court. The house was designed by a University friend of the 4th Earl of Rosebery, William Wilkins, who would go on to design the National Gallery in London and much of King's College, Cambridge - parts of which closely resemble Dalmeny. With its Gothic Great Hall and corridor, its large, formal regency apartments and its sweeping views across the Firth of Forth, it is a house which combines comfort and romanticism, and which produced many imitations throughout Scotland.


Edinburgh Airport


Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's capital airport. Over 35 airlines serve around 60 destinations and some eight million passengers pass through the airport a year - figures which are set to grow as Scotland's international connections develop. Scotland's fast-growing east coast airport. This is an unofficial site but never less the one that everyone flying from Edinburgh Airport refers to - eat your heart out BAA! Geographically, Edinburgh airport is in an enviable position in Central Scotland. It is within easy access of Fife, Tayside and Aberdeenshire. Edinburgh and the Borders. Central West Scotland and beyond. For instance many travellers from the East of Glasgow, come to Edinburgh rather than nearby Glasgow airport, because of congestion on Glasgow's Kingston Bridge.


Inveresk Lodge Garden - Musselburgh


A must for keen gardeners. Within the stone walls of this hillside garden you’ll discover many unusual plants alongside carefully cultivated herbaceous borders, shrubs and old roses. You’ll also be drawn to the beautifully restored Edwardian conservatory and aviary. This is truly a treat for the senses and you can admire exotic tree ferns and scented plants, with a soundtrack provided by the lively parakeets and canaries. Below the garden, a woodland walk winds through the ancient trees to the meadow pond, a haven for wildlife. Stay awhile and watch the swallows skimming the waterlilies. The aim of the garden is to show plants and methods that can be used in your own home garden. But if you simply wish to spend some idle time relaxing in pleasant surroundings, this is the place to come.


Edinburgh Playhouse


The Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh Centre in Scotland which now hosts touring music and musical concerts. Its capacity is 3,059, Stalls: 1,519, Balcony: 860 and Circle: 680 making it the largest UK’s working theatre in terms of audience capacity.


Longniddry Golf Club - Longniddry


Longniddry Golf Course is a unique combination of parkland and links located on the south side of Firth of Forth. There are no (men’s) par 5’s although some of the par 4's are very testing, particularly into the prevailing westerly winds; this is reflected by the SSS of 70 – 2 shots above the par of 68. The course is not long by modern standards, but it is designed to reward the strategic player. The fairways are quite generous and the greens are fairly large, but the penalty for straying off-line can be severe. You will find mature Scots Pines, gorse, sea-buckthorn and punitive rough only too eager to punish the wayward drive.


Edinburgh Centre


Edinburgh is the breathtakingly beautiful capital of Scotland, an exciting place to visit at any time of year. Edinburgh offers you superb sightseeing, historic buildings to explore, quiet galleries and museums to intrigue you, thrilling new attractions to discover, serious shopping, a vast choice of excellent Restaurants, Bistros, Wine Bars, Pubs and Cafes, and nightlife to suit all tastes. When the Picts built a fort on a volcanic crag in the 5th century, to protect Scotland from the invading Angles of Northumberland, Edinburgh's history began. The present Castle, was built on the site by Michael Canmore (1057-93); his wife St. Margaret, built the chapel which you can still visit today.


Gladstones Land - Edinburgh


This is an example of an early high-rise which housed diverse social classes. The merchant and his family would have lived in two of the apartments while the others would have been rented to another merchant, a minister, a knight and a guild officer.Gladstone's Land provides a unique opportunity to experience how people lived and worked in Edinburgh's Old Town over 300 years ago. The merchant's home features a remarkable painted ceiling, wall decoration, fine furnishings and a fascinating kitchen. On the ground floor, shop booths have been recreated in their original setting, complete with merchandise.


Museum of Scotland


The Museum of Scotland is a striking and impressive achievement, beautifully framed by its surroundings, by Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, and the landscape beyond. From the Museum's roof-top garden visitors will have an unrivalled view of the historical as well as architectural context of the new building. Edinburgh Castle , Greyfriars Kirk, the Scott Monument , the spires and pinnacles of the city, the sea, and the hills beyond interact with the new museum, reinforcing its role as a central point in the nation's heritage, a protector of Scotland 's treasures. In 1991 architects Benson + Forsyth were selected as winners of the architectural competition to design the new Museum of Scotland .