The Old School House – Where to go, What to see.

Here is a taste of what there is to explore! To find out more go to Visit East Lothian


Fidra is a two-person dormitory in The Old School House. It is also an island in the Firth of Forth, just one of many that lie off the East Lothian Coast. Live feed cameras follow the lives of the breeding puffins and you can watch them in action from the Seabird Centre in North Berwick.

The Aberlady Bay and Nature Reserve is a beautiful local nature reserve. The first to be founded in Britain in 1952. It is a renowned especially as a bird-watching venue. For views over the Reserve and more information, you can also visit the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club Aberlady.

Barns Ness Lighthouse is situated on inviting white sands. Located 3.1 miles from Dunbar it was constructed by the engineer David A. Stevenson between 1899 and 1901.

The Torness Power Station has a visitor centre and will cater to groups given three week notice.

For the keen cyclist there are many options in East Lothian, not the least being the John Muir Way. The Old School House offers a garage for secure storage of bikes and is conveniently a hop from Dunbar which is at the end of the route.

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The Glenkinchie Distillery, is located off an unlisted road, near Pencaitland, East Lothian. Tours by appointment only.

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The Bass Rock is a seabird sanctuary in the Firth of Forth. You can learn more by visiting the Sea Bird Centre in North Berwick.

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Seton Collegiate Church is a 15th Century Church west of Longniddry.

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The Bridge to Nowhere is an iconic landmark in East Lothian. It is found at Belhaven Beach at Dunbar.

Just one of many golf courses making up the ‘Golf Coast’ of East Lothian, Winterfield offers magnificent views over the Firth of Forth to Fife, taking in the Bass Rock along the way.