While Lockdown restrictions have finally been eased for most of the UK and even overseas holidays are back on the table (albeit with strict traffic light systems and negative testing requirements), there are many who are committing to a UK holiday this summer. A staycation if you will.
And that presents a great opportunity to discover parts of Scotland that you have never experienced before. To take in the history, explore the countryside and get the kids out in the fresh air and discover nature.
And that is exactly what Dunbar can offer you. With so much to see and do, Dunbar is a great holiday location in Scotland for those that want to enjoy the very best that the country has to offer.
What if I want a beach holiday?
If you are looking for some of the best beaches in the UK then Dunbar is a candidate. With beautiful sandy beaches just a stones throw away from the High Street, you can say back and soak in the summer sun and get your feet wet with a wee bit of paddling. And if you are a surfer then Dunbar and the local beaches offer some of the best surfing spots in Scotland.
I prefer walking holidays
If walking is your thing then Dunbar and the East Coast and East Lothian is filled with some of the most beautiful nature walks in the country. The mighty 134 mile John Muir Way finishes (or starts if you are going in reverse) in Dunbar while there are countless Clifftop Trails, Beach Walks and even East Links Country Park with wonderful sandy trails through wood and grasslands. Whatever you’re walking tastes, Dunbar has you covered.
Kids can easily join in with any of the water and land based activities in and around Dunbar. But family holidays are so often more than just a few things. There are many other activities that will entertain children for hours on end in Dunbar.
Even on a wet day. The excellent Dunbar swimming pool, the town’s museums, craft shops and High Street cafes provide a welcome sanctuary from the occasional rain. Throughout East Lothian and Berwickshire there are also many other indoor attractions if you wish to venture further afield. Because remember; Dunbar is only 30 minutes from Edinburgh and can really open up new options for what you can do on your summer staycation.
I am looking for a holiday filled with history and culture
Dunbar is steeped in history and there is much evidence of this to be seen in its High Street, Closes, Harbour and Castle. John Muir, the American naturalist and explorer grew up here and the community of the town that he knew has developed and is reflected in a vibrant cultural scene. If you love Castles and historic ruins then there are many locations along Dunbar and the nearby walking routes. If you love the history of a town and its culture, Dunbar is rich with stories.
With so much to see and do in Dunbar, it was already a popular choice for Holidays and weekend getaways BEFORE the coronavirus pandemic. But now in the summer of 2021, where some are uneasy about travelling abroad but are still looking for a great holiday in the UK. Dunbar is definitely worth checking out.