Marine North Berwick
Marine Hotel & Spa, North Berwick, East Lothian
Four-Star Hotel. Town Location
The Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick is renowned for its beautiful coastal setting and fine 19th century Victorian architecture. Situated on the East Coast of Scotland, the hotels offers 83 guestrooms and an excellent spa complex, along with the award-winning Craigleith Restaurant, where guests can enjoy the finest Scottish cuisine and spectacular views over Firth of Forth. Its location is such that visiting Edinburgh is easy but the most impressive part of staying here for the golfer is that the hotel overlooks the fairways of North Berwick. And with the likes of Muirfield, Gullane, Kilspindie, Luffness New and Dunbar all located nearby, you could easily base here for 4 or 5 nights and have no more than 20 minutes to the golf course each day.
Scotland - Lothians & Edinburgh
Great golf is only part of the story when considering what makes the perfect golf trip. Thankfully the other essential components are all found in abundance in Scotland, not least in the sights to see department. Whether scheduling a day off from golf or filling an afternoon after your morning round, there are many options regardless of which region you are visiting. The below is intended as a very general guide to sightseeing in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Central to your time in this region is the wonderful and historic city of Edinburgh. Whether you are staying in the city itself or on the East Lothian coastline, Edinburgh is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. Not to be missed is a visit to Edinburgh Castle (pictured above), with its many highlights including the Great Hall, Royal Palace, National War Museum, Stone of Destiny and Scottish Crown Jewels. Other attractions in Edinburgh include the Royal Yacht Britannia, National Museum of Scotland, National Gallery of Scotland, the Scotch Whisky Experience; and the official Scottish residence of the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
To the east of Edinburgh, the Lothians landscape is dotted with castles, each one telling its own tales of bygone days. These include medieval Dirleton Castle in the village of Dirleton and the imposing Tantallon Castle in North Berwick, which stands perched in the most dramatic of cliff-top settings. Other attractions in the Lothians include Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery in the town of Dunbar, the 17th Century House of Binns near Linlithgow, Glenkinchie Distillery and the impressive ruins of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.