Head north and grab a little extra sun this Newcastle School October Week Holiday.
Lockdown restrictions are all but gone and the Newcastle Schools October Week is fast approaching. Running from Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October, the School Mid Term break offers one of the very last chances to enjoy the great outdoors before the days get too short and the temperature drops below what would be described as ‘a comfortable level’. So what are you going to do?
In England, there is now no Covid-19 restrictions that require us to ‘stay local’. And that means you are free to discover some of the great untapped locations just north of the border in Scotland. And what better place to start than Dunbar on the East Coast of Scotland.
Yes you heard us correctly. Dunbar is one of the lesser known yet truly fantastic places to visit in Scotland that really does have a bit of everything for all ages.
WHY SHOULD I VISIT DUNBAR DURING THE NEWCASTLE OCTOBER WEEK?
First off, Dunbar is very easy to get to. A simple trip on the North bound A1 and you are in Dunbar (no winding country B roads that can make younger kids’ car sick) and away from all the hustle and bustle while the Schools are off. The Town of Dunbar itself is a hidden jewel. Situated on the east coast of Scotland 30 miles from Edinburgh (handy if you want to tag on a weekend city break as well), it is famous for its sunshine, spectacular coastline and 60 things to do. It is also the birthplace of the pioneering American naturalist, John Muir.
WHAT CAN I DO IN DUNBAR?
An easier question would be what can’t you do? Dunbar has it all. Outdoor activities, water sports, things to do with the kids and history everywhere you look.
We have handily broken down 60 of the very best things to do in Dunbar into categories:
WHY SHOULD I VISIT DUNBAR FROM NEWCASTLE RATHER THAN GO TO THE WEST COAST?
Located right on the east coast, Dunbar is a beautiful town in East Lothian. Dunbar is easy to get to and makes the perfect holiday getaway for a mid week break or a weekend getaway for all age ranges.
If you have never been, you won’t regret your first visit. For adults, it has one of the best beaches in all of Scotland and if you are a fan of long walks and Castles then Dunbar has you covered.
So if you have been rattling your head over what to do with the kids this October Week during the Newcastle School Holidays then you need to discover the hidden wonder that is Dunbar. With so much to see and do regardless of the weather, it is a great way to spend a family holiday this October Week.