East Lothian B&B | Old Aberlady Inn is near John Muir Way | What to do in East Lothian


Stay At The Old Aberlady Inn And Explore East Lothian

The county of East Lothian is sometimes overlooked in favour of Edinburgh but there are countless castles, churches, country houses, museums as well as excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and of course, golfing.

Edinburgh is easily accessable by car (20 minutes) or by public transport menaing that you can have the best of both world's - fantastic seaside location within striking distance of the city.

On the East Lothian website you will find ready-made itineraries as well as descriptions of the main leisure opportunities.

These are some of the activities nearest to Aberlady:


Longniddry Bents

Yellowcraig Beach


Dirleton Castle

Hailes Castle

Tantallon Castle


East Lothian is a wonderful county for cycling. It is not too hilly so it is easy to visit several places in one day, vist the East Lothian website for a list of cycling activities.


Fresh water trout fishing

Sea trout fishing


We are located on Scotland's Golf Coast or Golf Heaven for some, just 18 miles from Scotland's Capital City of Edinburgh yet within 15 minutes of 21 golf courses, including CraigielawKilspindieLuffness, Gullane, Archerfield,  Gifford, the Renaissance Club and the open championship course at Muirfield in Gullane. 

Other activities:

Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve

The Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC)

Flag Heritage Centre

Hopetoun Monument

National Museum of Flight

Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot

St Mary’s Church Haddington

Scottish Seabird Centre

Traprain Law


Many of the walking paths pass vantage points offering great views of the surrounding landscape. The John Muir Way linking Edinburgh to the Borders is part of the North Sea Trail.Find our more>

Whisky Distillery:

Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery