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Local Attractions


The main attraction for many visiting East Lothian. There are courses for every standard. All within a small radius there are championship courses and kids courses alike.


For the seaside lover the East Lothian coast line covers miles of empty beaches, beautiful sand dunes and exceptional bird life from Aberlady bay bird life sanctuary all the way to the Tyne estuary at Dunbar including Gullane beach, Yellowcraigs, North Berwick, Seacliff and the beautiful Tyninghame beach.

North Berwick

The famous North Berwick Scottish Seabird Centre is on the doorstep. Observe the Bass Rock, the largest gannet colony in the world, take a boat trip and see it up close and see the puffins seals and many other great sights.

  • Sea fishing trips are available from the harbour
  • North Berwick yacht club run sailing courses for all ages and standards
  • Diving is very popular in the area especially off the Isle of May
  • The Museum of flight is 3 miles from Balgone where Concorde can be toured, well worth a visit
  • Tantallon and Direlton castles provide a spectacular taste of the regions history
  • There are a range of bars and restaurants
  • Regular train service to Edinburgh

For more information about North Berwick visit the website

Other Activities in the surrounding area
John Muir Way, John Muir Park, East Links family park in Dunbar, Myreton motor museum, Musselburgh race course, Glenkinchie Distillery, Belhaven brewery, walking in the Lammermuir hills (stunning views), great cycle routes (try the hill foot trail and stop for lunch in Garvald or Gifford) and fishing on the Tyne, the list is endless.

Come during the Edinburgh festival and mix a cultural extravaganza with the peace and quiet of Balgone. For more information on this years festival click on the links below.

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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