Ten miles east of Musselburgh is the conservation village of Aberlady, at the mouth of the River Peffer. A row of Georgian cottages lines the main street and there's a lovely old church which hints at Aberlady's erstwhile importance as a port. The old harbour is silted up and now forms part of the mudflats and salt marshes of the Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve, which is the home of numerous seabirds.

Castles Nearby

Luffness House

Altered 16th C tower house with earlier buildings incorporated. Now owned by Earls of Hopetoun. Privately owned

Kilspindie Castle, nr Aberlady

Remains of 16th century tower. Only walls remains with some trees growing out

Local Visitor Attractions

Myreton Museum

A charming small motor museum in the countryside.

Aberlady Hotels & Accommodation

In Aberlady is the Old Aberlady Inn, Tel 01875-870503, on the main street. A cosy wee place to stay, with good food and ales in its traditional bar.

Also on the Main Street is the Kilspindie House Hotel, with it's excellent (though not cheap) bistro restaurant, Ducks. Late Rooms Availability for Kilspindie House Hotel in Aberlady


There's also a campsite, Tel 01875-870666, open Mar-Oct, just outside Aberlady on the Haddington Rd.

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