THE SCENIC COAST OF THE “GARDEN OF SCOTLAND”

  • Port

    South Queensferry

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Nature excursion

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR55.0

  • Duration in hours

    3.5

  • Shore excursion code

    02NH

Description

The amazing East Lothian coast, a fantastic region known as the “garden of Scotland” seduces us with breathtaking scenery: spectacular coastal stretches, unspoilt countryside views, marvellous castles and enchanting mining towns. A single tour that combines all the beauties in this part of Scotland.



What we will see
  • Panoramic tour of East Lothian
  • Portobello coastal suburb
  • Lovely towns by the sea
  • Stop for photos in North Berwick
  • Stop for photos in the charming town of Athelstaneford
  • Haddington and Pencaitland


What we will do
  • We leave the port behind us on a coach and set off on a panoramic tour of East Lothian, the region east of Edinburgh that immediately enchants us with its golden barley fields, green gentle hills, blue skies that meet the sea and vast white beaches.
  • We pass through the coastal suburb of Portobello with its fascinating fin de siècle atmosphere overlooking the gulf in which the waters of the North Sea weave their way into the heart of Scotland and proceed along the amazing coast famous for its miles-long beaches and bird colonies.
  • We continue as we admire a succession of enchanting towns from our windows: Aberlady, a seaside town bordering with an enchanting natural reservoir, the town of Gullane in the proximity of golf courses and million-pound villas, and picturesque Dirleton, dominated by the imposing Norman church and Medieval castle.
  • We make a short stop in Victorian North Berwick, a seaside town where we cannot miss the chance to capture the lovely harbour offering breathtaking views of the Bass Rock islet, a true haven for thousands of sea birds.
  • We continue inland to visit the picturesque town of Athelstaneford, considered to be the birthplace of the Scottish flag. We stop by the church to take a few pictures, thus enriching our photo archive.
  • We drive by the town of Haddington where the charm of centuries past can still be gathered from its numerous ancient buildings.
  • We complete our tour with Pencaitland, location of the famous Glenkinchie distillery producing a top-quality scotch, and then make our way back to the port of Leith.

What you need to know
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.