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.
Local Sights & Activities for Aberlady
If you are in Aberlady at low tide, then step out onto the beach and find the remains of two world war 2 midget submarines that lie on the beach and are revealed when the tide is low. You get a fair sense of their size and what it might have been like to have served in them.
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.