East Lothian


Belhaven Hill School is about 40 minutes east of Edinburgh, near the sea on the outskirts of Dunbar in East Lothian, one of Scotland’s most beautiful counties. The school is very conveniently located just off the A1 and accessible by train on the East Coast Line (Edinburgh to London). It's also only 45 minutes from Edinburgh Airport.

East Lothian is known as the garden of Scotland because of its rich farmland. It also claims to be the sunniest and driest county in Scotland, and Dunbar the sunniest town!

East Lothian’s rich landscape has over 40 miles of sandy beaches and rocky shores, rolling countryside backed by gentle hills, historic towns and villages, and more than 20 challenging golf courses.

This means that the school has a wonderful setting, less than an hour from Edinburgh Airport and Scotland’s capital.  

Places to visit

Belhaven Hill School U11 Playing Beach RugbyThe county’s many attractions include:

  • Sweeping beaches at Dunbar Bay, Tyninghame, Yellowcraigs and Gullane;
  • The Birthplace of John Muir in Dunbar; the National Museum of Flight with Concorde;
  • The Myreton Motor Museum;
  • The Scottish Seabird Centre;
  • Tantallon Castle; Dirleton Castle;
  • East Links Family Park;
  • Preston Mill;
  • Glenkinchie Distillery; and
  • Musselburgh Racecourse.


Dunbar Golf Course 15th green 16th teeKnown as ‘Scotland’s golf coast’, East Lothian is a golfers’ paradise where you’ll find some of the world’s finest links courses, including Gullane, Kilspindie, Craigielaw and, of course, Muirfield. In Musselburgh is The Old Course, the world’s oldest playing golf course with a 350 year old heritage.

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