It is the weekend, the weather forecast looks good and you are itching to get out of the city and discover the great outdoors. But where do you go? What do you do? You need to look for things to do near edinburgh.
Welcome to 60 things to do in Dunbar. Yes thats right. On this site we have listed 60 genuine things that you can do. Covering everything from watersports to family trips, country walks and rambles to historic tours of the area that is the birth place of John Muir, the American naturalist.
So if you are looking for things to do near edinburgh, you have come to the right place. We have broken down the 60 things to do into 5 categories:
Watersports & things to do on the beach
Outdoor activities like cycling & horse riding
Discover the history & culture
There is of course some overlap because what kid doesn’t like playing in the ultimate watersports environment – the beach.
Beach Walks Near Edinburgh
Nothing beats a good walk along the beach and for those looking for things to do near edinburgh this weekend who want to feel the sand between their toes, thebeautiful sandy beaches of Dunbar are just off the high street. You can even turn the day out at the beach into a full walking trip. You can walk along East Beach to Dunbar Golf Club (yes thats right, you could even play a quick round of 18 in Dunbar) and onto Belhaven Bay. Belhaven Bay is home to many North Sea based watersports like surfing, stand up paddle boarding and Kite Surfing.
And if you have a real thurst for beaches near Edinburgh then there are a number of other stunning beaches and beach walks nearby.
If the beach is not your thing and you are looking more for a weekend of discovering history and culture near Edinburgh then Dunbar has you covered. As laready mentioned, Dunbar is the birthplace of John Muir but beyond that, we have the Town House Museum, the ruins of Dunbar Castle and the oldest working brewery in Scotland at Belhaven. Over 300 years of producing Scotland’s best selling ale!
What can I do with the kids near Edinburgh?
And if watersports and historic walks are not your thing and you are really just looking for things to do with the kids near Edinburgh then you are in luck. Dunbar is just 30 miles from Edinburgh so a quick drive down the A1 is all it takes to be entertaining the kids all day long with wildlife exploring, rockpooling, seal spotting, and strawberry picking. And if you were looking for more adventure, East Links Family Park is just down the road from Dunbar. It is a 20 acre farm themed adventure park with farm animals, a hay barn, giant fortress, crazy golf and an onsite cafe so that Mum & Dad can get a caffeine boost to keep up.
We could go on but as you can discover through this site, there is so much to see and do in Dunbar and it makes the perfect place to go when you are looking for things to do near Edinburgh.