Throughout East Lothian you will find places, both indoor and out, for fun, fitness and relaxation.
There are six sport centres, five swimming pools including a leisure pool with flume and waves, bowling greens, tennis courts, children's activities and golf courses. With so much to choose from it is never hard to find something to do in East Lothian.
Other popular activities in the area include - cycling, scuba diving, fishing, hill-walking, karting and bird watching. Local visitor attractions include The Scottish Seabird Centre, Glenkinchie Distillery, John Muir House, Myreton Motor Museum and East Fortune Museum of Flight with Concorde. The area also boasts a variety of historic houses and castles including Lennoxlove House, Dirleton Castle and Tantallon Castle with its spectacular views to the nearby Bass Rock. Below you will find details of just a few of the attractions in the North Berwick area. If you need more information please do not hesitate to ask.
Dirleton Castle is a medieval fortress in the village of Dirleton, approximately 3 miles from the Nether Abbey Hotel. The oldest parts of the castle date to the 13th century, and it was abandoned by the end of the 17th century. Plenty to see at this Historic Scotland venue.
North Berwick and the surrounding area offers an excellent variety of activities. Golf is the main attraction and we will be happy to assit you in organizing your golf break. Click here to find out more about golf in the area and, remember, we are all geared up to hekp you enjoy a golfing holiday!
With the largest range of indoor sporting facilities in the county, North Berwick Sports Centre is sure to fulfil your sporting, leisure and fitness requirements. Enjoy the stunning views of Berwick Law from the café and swimming pool, smash out on the squash courts, bounce to your heart’s content on the children’s trampolines, participate in a fitness class, coached activity session or join the indoor bowling league. Whatever your age or ability we’ve got something to excite, enthuse and encourage you to achieve your fitness potential.
Perched on the clifftop, Tantallon Castle was the stronghold of the Red Douglas, one of whose ancestors was Archibald the Grim! The castle is now in the custody of Historic Scotland and is well worth a visit, being situated about 3 miles from the Nether Abbey Hotel.
Lodge Grounds, North Berwick Open April to September. With trampolines, Swing-ball and giant draughts this is an ideal place for children's picnics and outings.
Vital Health and Wellbeing
All guests of the Nether Abbey Hotel are offered full use of the McDonald Marine Hotel's spa leisure facilities for the discounted price of £15 per adult and £6 per child. The hotel is located not 5 minutes walk from the Nether Abbey Hotel.
This stunning retreat offers a haven to guests needing to unwind and escape the outside world.
The spa facilities include:
- indoor/outdoor salt water hydro pool
- steam rooms
- feature showers
- spectacular ice room
To completely unwind, enjoy unlimited access to the Spa Relaxation Suite where you can fully relax in this tranquil andcomfortable room, complete with full-size chaise longues, duvets and blankets.
The Spa Lounge offers a selection of tea, coffee, herbal infusions and water throughout the day to keep you refreshed and hydrated.
Should you require any further information or special requests, please do not heistate to contact the Marine Hotel on 01620 897333 or visit The McDonald Marine Spa
North Berwick is dominated by the Law ('hill') - an extinct volcano rising to over 600 feet in height. The climb is not too strenuous (sturdy boots are recommended) and the views offer ample reward. If you are not feeling so energetic perhaps a walk around the beautiful Lodge Grounds or too the beach would suit you better.