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Lettings of Distinction offers holiday rentals in Edinburgh and East Lothian, home to iconic landmarks, world-famous festivals and exciting possibilities. 

Find excellent attractions, activities and entertainment in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, and take time to enjoy the beautiful, peaceful countryside and coastline of East Lothian.

Edinburgh is a city of contrasts from the atmospheric cobbled streets of the Old Town to the beautiful Georgian avenues of the New Town. 

Great shopping blends with Edinburgh's historic attractions, gardens and museums as well as plenty of award-winning restaurants, cafes, bars and eateries where you can relax and enjoy. 

East Lothian's wonderful 'sunshine coast' with sandy beaches, rocky coves and fishing harbours are to be explored at North Berwick, Seacliff, Dunbar, Port Seton and Cockenzie.

Further inland you can discover the beautiful, unspoilt countryside and woodlands of Binning, Pressmennan and Butterdean to name a few.

From historic properties and delicious food to world-class golf and exciting outdoor activities, there is so much to discover in East Lothian. 

If you're looking for a place to stay in East Lothian, choose from one of our luxury holidays lets today.

Things to do in East Lothian

East Lothian is a region with plenty to offer visitors looking for an active adventure.

From adrenaline-pumping watersports to hill walking, city and country cycling and world-class golfing, it’s little wonder the region is in huge demand.

Skirting the great expanse of water that is the Firth of Forth, East Lothian's coastline is abuzz with water sports fanatics and newcomers to the sport.

Lessons in surfing, diving, sea kayaking and sailing are readily available for all abilities, with the sheltered waters and pristine beaches of the Firth providing some of the best conditions in Scotland.

Scotland's Golf Coast

The area of East Lothian provides an inspirational setting for Scottish golf and with 22 courses to choose from it may well be the highest concentration of links golf courses in the world!

Indeed eight of the Golf Courses feature in the National Club Golfer’s Top 100 Links in the UK and Ireland! 

“This incredible corner of the Home of Golf features a depth, variety and quality of Golf Courses which can compete with any golf destination in the world.” (Scotland’s Golf Coast – Golf Guide).

Challenge yourself to a round like the pros at Muirfield, which has played host to many major international tournaments like the 2013 Open Championship. 

Scottish Seabird Centre

Looking out to the Forth, East Lothian's coastline is dotted with islands of volcanic rock. 

The most famous of these is Bass Rock, with its towering cliffs, which is home to over 150,000 gannets in peak season. 

The Gannets spend most of the year on the Bass until the end of October when they head to sunnier climes. 

Fidra, another of the islands off the coast of North Berwick, was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure island.

The Scottish Seabird Centre offers boat trips to these and other islands and to view the wonderful wildlife of Gannets, Puffins, Shags, Guillemots, Razorbills and Grey Seals - a must for wildlife lovers staying at one of our East Lothian holiday lets!

East Lothian Castles

East Lothian is home to many beautiful castles, steeped in history. Tantallon Castle perched on the cliffs looking out to the Firth of Forth and The Bass Rock, and Hailes Castle is hidden away along the banks of the River Tyne are two great places to visit.

Pay a visit to the beautiful gardens of Dirleton Castle in East Lothian. Complete with a romantic ruined castle, this is an opportunity to see a garden with a difference.

This medieval fortress, now in the care of Historic Scotland, played many a part throughout Scotland’s turbulent history.

Explore the arts and crafts-inspired garden and discover the world’s longest herbaceous border.

Walking and Cycling in East Lothian

East Lothian also offers a great variety of walking and cycling landscapes with the coastline and cliffs to the north of the county, and the Lammermuir Hills to the south with an expanse of arable farmland and woodlands in between.

Many of the paths, tracks and country roads go to or pass by vantage points offering views of the surrounding countryside.

It is now possible to walk or cycle the length of the East Lothian coast, almost 73km from Edinburgh to the Borders on the fantastic John Muir Way.

There are several leaflets showing the various walking trails along the coast, the John Muir Way, around towns and villages.

Should you fancy a climb, there is of course North Berwick Law, the large lump of volcanic rock that presides over the town (613ft high), although steep in places the views from the top are, most definitely, the best in the area.

Rugby in Edinburgh

The capital plays host to many international events, not least many sporting occasions.

Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish Rugby located in Edinburgh’s west end,  is the arena for regular clashes in the Six Nations tournament and international tests as well as attracting spectators to cheer on local side Edinburgh Rugby in European ties and league matches.


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The fantastic regions of Edinburgh and East Lothian are waiting for you.

Browse our portfolio and book a Lettings of Distinction self-catering holiday rentals today.

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