Five miles from Gullane, less than ten minutes by car, is the beautiful seaside town of North Berwick. Packed with great places to eat and drink, the town hosts the Scottish Seabird Centre, the National Museum of Flight, offers great beaches (and boat trips to nearby islands) parks and gardens and provides the opportunity to climb North Berwick Law, a volcanic hill that offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
The main event, however, is of course Edinburgh. A city which is both modern and cosmopolitan, yet historic and welcoming. With world class attractions including the castle, the zoo, the National Museum of Scotland, Arthur’s Seat and the Edinburgh Dungeons, there’s plenty to do all year round, and not just when the International Festival is underway.
A 40 minute drive from The Laurus House (or a 20 minute train journey from nearby Long Niddry) There are plenty of great websites that can help you plan your visit – here are some of the best: