A couple of miles north of Aberlady is Gullane, a resort town with an exclusive air which is hopelessly devoted to golf. There are no fewer than four golf courses surrounding Gullane; Nos 1, 2 and 3 and the world-famous Muirfield, where you need an introduction to play. Golf may be Gullane's raison d'être, but windsurfing has recently been gaining in popularity.

Gullane Events

Open Golf at Muirfield

This year's Open Golf at Muirfield will feature some of the worlds' greatest golfers who will fight it out for the title in one of the country's finest links courses.

Gullane Hotels & Accommodation

There are several hotels and B&Bs in Gullane, but pick of the bunch is undoubtedly the Greywalls Hotel, Tel 01620-842144, open Apr-Oct, a supremely charming and elegant Edwardian country house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It overlooks Muirfied golf course (see their website www.muirfield.org.uk )and has an enviable reputation for superb cuisine (expensive). If you can't afford a meal, call in for tea and shortbread. It's not cheap (around £7.50), but it does give you a chance to enjoy the house - and the lovely gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

Their restaurant, Chez Roux was voted restauarant of the Year 2011.

Eating Out

The best place to eat in Gullane, or anywhere else in Southeast Scotland outside Edinburgh, was always La Pontinière, Tel 01620-843214, on the main street. If you can't get a table, you can always head for The Old Clubhouse, Tel 01620-842008, a pleasant bar/bistro just off the main street. Open till 2200; mid-range prices.

Local Restaurants

La Potiniere

Located along Gullane's Main Street, La Potiniere is owned by award winning chefs Keith Marley and Mary Runciman. Considered one of the finest restaurants in East Lothian, this restaurant wins a few brownie points for its amazing location amidst some of Scotland's finest golf courses. The regularly updated menu includes in house dining options and a comprehensive wine list. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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