Aberlady is a picturesque, conservation village on the East Lothian coast with a quaint high street and sea views over Aberlady Bay, across the Firth of Forth to the hills of Fife.
The local Indian restaurant provides delicious food and a very warm welcome. A more traditional, Scottish meal can be found in the Old Aberlady Inn which also offers guest ales, a roaring fire in winter, and a sunny beer garden in summer.
Other amenities include a post office, well-stocked village shop and Ducks at Kilspindie House - a bar, hotel and restaurant. We also recommend that you visit the Bothy on the outskirts of the village where you will find a farm shop with local produce, an award-winning butchers and a cafe.
Aberlady has two golf courses, Kilspindie and Craigielaw, the latter having a golf shop and bar/restaurant. It is part of Scotland's Golf Coast which boasts 22 golf courses from Musselburgh to Dunbar, catering for all levels of golfer.
We are very happy to help you to organise any trips. Just give us a knock. We also do a regular blog on our activities which is at https://aberladyholidays.wordpress.com
Here are a few of our favourite attractions:
Places to visit
Scottish Ornithologist's Club Headquarters in Aberlady - Recent sightings board, tide tables, birdwatching resources, tea/coffee facilites, shop, various art exhibitions and events.
Gosford estate and house - Walks in the grounds, farmshop, butchers and cafe and seasonal house tours
Archerfield walled garden - Gift shop, cafe, restaurant, walks, microbrewery and bar
Flag heritage centre – 4-star visitor attraction, comprising the Flag Heritage Centre, the Saltire Memorial and the historic Parish Church and graveyard.
- Belhaven Bay
- Gullane Bents
- Longniddry Bents
- North Berwick Misley Bay
- Ravensheugh Sands
Walk, cycle, ride or run the John Muir Way
Surfing, bodybording, coasteering and paddle boarding at the C2C surf school
Sea kayaking at North Berwick Kayak Hire
Wake boarding, low ropes, segway and cafe at Foxlake
Go karting (indoor and outdoor) and paint balling at Gladsmuir
Pick your own, shop and cafe at Belhaven Fruit Farm
4x4 driving school in Pencaitland
Fat bikes – Hire and tours (from North Berwick) – Fat bikes are bikes with large “fat” tyres which are perfect for exploring the East Lothian coastline.
Microlights - Have an aerial view of East Lothian with East of Scotland Microlights based in East Fortune
Lammemuir Festival (9-18 September) - Series of classical concerts held in unique venues accross East Lothian, and by coincidence organised by the previous owners of the Leveret
Fringe by the sea (8-14 August 2016) - The Fringe in North Berwick
Scotland's National Airshow (23 July 2016) - Huge airshow held annually at East Fortune
Haddington Farmers' Market (last Saturday of the month) - Great for local produce