2021 is nearly at an end and while, let’s be honest, the year is finishing on a lower note than we had all hoped for thank to the new Omicron variant, there is still plenty to look forward to in 2022.
With vaccines and booster shots being delivered at record pace, we can all look to the new year with excitement. While it may not be immediately, there are many weekends ahead to take advantage of all the wonderful things that Dunbar has to offer.
Dunbar, situated on the east coast of Scotland 30 miles from Edinburgh, is famous for its sunshine, spectacular coastline and Christmas Lights (even though the 2021 event was cancelled because of Storm Arwen).
Dunbar is a thriving town with a busy High Street and shops, restaurants and cafes to suit everyone.
Whether you live in Scotland or the North of England, finding things to do at the weekend can, from time to time get tough. Do you go to location X which has the beach but nothing else or do you go to location Y that has an old castle but nothing to entertain the kids.
Well this is where Dunbar can truly shine a bright light on your weekend plans.
Whether you are looking for weekend trip ideas or Easter, Summer or October Week getaway suggestions, then you need to check out Dunbar.
It is well situated with East Lothian on the doorstep and Berwickshire, the Borders and Edinburgh within very easy reach.
This site is all about the things you can see and do in Dunbar. So click a category below and start discovering all the things you can do this weekend in Dunbar.
HOW DO I GET TO DUNBAR?
Dunbar has excellent transport links. If you live in Edinburgh, you are only 30 miles away from Dunbar so it is a short drive down the A1. And if you prefer to travel by train, there is a regular train service running between Dunbar, Musselburgh and Edinburgh.
There are also various bus options and you can find out more here…
CAN I DO EVERYTHING IN A DAY?
While Dunbar makes a great place to visit from North England, with so many things to do, even a full on action packed weekend trip to Dunbar will see you struggle to get it all done. So some of the 60 things to do that we have listed can be enjoyed over a longer stay. So if you are looking for Easter School holiday trip ideas – think about visiting Dunbar. From School Holiday Trips to long weekend get aways, hope over the border and get stuck in with Adventure, Watersports, Walks, Activities for the kids and history and culture. Dunbar has you covered.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
Well yes there is. Throughout the year there are loads of events going on. The Covid-19 Pandemic has understandably cut most of these from the 2020 calendar but you can find the usual list of annual events below…
European Stonestacking Championships (April)
10K Race (April)
Pipe Band Competition (May)
Civic Week (June)
Lifeboat day (July)
Traditional Music Festival (September)
Christmas Lights (December)