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The Lothians

The Lothians region offers a wonderful mix of historic sites and buildings such as Tantallon Castle, The National Museum of Flight, Linlithgow Palace, Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Mining Museum and Hopetoun House. We also have the beautiful beaches of East Lothian, attractions including the Butterfly & Insect World and Scottish Seabird Centre, the world class shopping experience in Livingston and quality accommodation of Macdonald Houstoun House and Marine Hotels. What's more we are right next door to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city and easily accessible by all modes of transport.

Visiting the Lothians is an opportunity to escape the city and enjoy the convenience, prices and attractions of being outwith the city. In the Lothians you can enjoy a synergy of heritage and nature – from historic Dirleton and Tantallon castles in East Lothian, Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian and Hopetoun House in West Lothian to the stunning beaches and John Muir Country Park in East Lothian, Roslin Glen and Vogrie Country Parks in Midlothian and the lochside walks in Linlithgow. We offer attractive destination towns and shopping opportunities, often with independent and local retailers, and great coffee and lunch stops.

2016 will mark the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design (which the Lothians have plenty of) so make sure you don't miss out on seeing some of our best bits

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  • West Lothian

    West Lothian is an ideal destination for a stop off on a journey, a great day out or an overnight stay with one of our friendly, quality accommodation providers. West Lothian offers a fantastic range of fun, interesting and exciting things to do. Here you can enjoy their rich heritage, world-class shopping and delicious choices of food and drink at a fraction of the prices you would pay in a city.

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  • Midlothian

    The high tops of the Pentland Hills give a glimpse of the Highlands in miniature. An area often popular with hill walkers or outdoor enthusiasts; you could choose to stay in a luxurious country house hotel or a traditional farm cottage on a working sheep farm. Just a short trip from Edinburgh, historic castles, lochs, golf courses and stunning scenery await you.

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  • East Lothian

    With over 40 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, award-winning attractions, excellent food & drink and the world’s finest links golf courses, we have the best of Scotland! It may feel like a million miles away, but it’s only minutes from Edinburgh.

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