The 10 Best Things to Do in Gullane, United Kingdom (UK)

February 9, 2018 Leida Jutras

Gullane (possibly from Scottish Gaelic Gualainn, meaning 'ridge') is a town on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth in East Lothian on the east coast of Scotland. There has been a church in the village since the ninth century. The ruins of the Old Church of St. Andrew built in the twelfth century can still be seen at the western entrance to the village; the church was abandoned after a series of sandstorms made it unusable, and Dirleton Parish Church took its place.
Restaurants in Gullane

1. Gullane Beach

Gullane, Scotland
Excellent
79%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

Gullane Beach

Reviewed By Jim A - Bathgate, United Kingdom

Gullane Beach is extremely clean, either that they have had people taking away all the rubbish that blows in. Went for a long walk (2 hours) and only saw one plastic bottle. I love this place. Wide open Beaches and beautiful sand dunes. Great place for the dog and yes people do pick up their poo - makes a change

2. Yellowcraig Beach

Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5DS, Scotland
Excellent
71%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Yellowcraig Beach

Reviewed By Joan I - Inverness

Caravan and Motorhome campsite is an absolute must for dog owners. A 5 minute walk from the site is the beach, to get to which you pass through a big field and some woods. There is also a dog walk on the site and a doggy shower for hosing off your best friend when you return from the beach.
There is ample parking at the field and public toilets (in need of some tlc). The walk itself from the car park is flat and firm underfoot. The path is wide but you can also wander through the wood to get to the beach. The beach is stunning. Beautiful views, sand dunes, a lighthouse-we had a terrific time

3. Seacliff Beach

Seacliff | Near North Berwick, North Berwick, Scotland
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 109 reviews

Seacliff Beach

Reviewed By ColinRS0346 - Ferndown, United Kingdom

A good rugged rocky beach next to North Berwick. Ideal for walking with excellent views of Bass Rock.

4. Gullane Golf Club

Gullane Golf Club West Links Road, Gullane EH31 2BB, Scotland +44 1620 842255
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 170 reviews

Gullane Golf Club

Reviewed By santhony - Fordyce, Arkansas

Gullane Golf Club offers three courses, two of which our large group played on a recent trip to the area. The top course, Gullane #1, though overshadowed by Muirfield and North Berwick, is a very good golf course and site of recent Scottish Opens. Gullane...MoreMany thanks for your recent review and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

5. Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland +44 1620 850330
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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4.5 based on 313 reviews

Dirleton Castle

A romantic castle often in the forefront of Scottish history since it was built in the 12th century. The renowned Gardens include an Arts and Crafts herbaceous border and Victorian garden. The herbaceous border has been authenticated by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest.

Reviewed By Kathleen H - Honolulu, Hawaii

Direlton Castle is located a little over 20 miles from Edinburgh, perhaps a 40 minute drive. Walk through lovely Gardens to reach this well preserved fortress. The original castle was built about 1240 and owned by three noble families. Interesting history and although in ruins there is much to see. As with all old Castles expect steep uneven stairways. Wheelchairs possible in the garden area. Restroom facilities are located outside the castle in the nearby car park. The Castle Inn is located outside. Warm, cozy and inviting with good food and excellent service.

6. Myreton Motor Museum

Aberlady EH32 0PZ, Scotland +44 1875 870288
Excellent
37%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
12%
Terrible
3%
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4 based on 31 reviews

Myreton Motor Museum

Reviewed By alfie50 - Southwold, United Kingdom

I enjoyed my visit here.
not the biggest museum and a bit out of the way.
still,plenty of cars to see, a good range, and variety, some more recent which was good as it brought back memories.
One negative, the admission is very expensive at seven pounds, i am not sure i would have gone in if had been sunny rather than raining.
as much as i enjoyed it seven pounds is too much

7. Tantallon Castle

North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland +44 1620 892727
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 708 reviews

Tantallon Castle

Set on the edge of the cliffs, looking out to the Bass Rock, this formidable castle was a stronghold of the Douglas family. Ascend Tantallon’s towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. Then descend into the depths of a particularly grim pit prison. The castle was home to the powerful Red Douglas dynasty, which often clashed with the Crown. It was besieged by both James IV and James V but was ultimately destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s troops in a siege of 1651. Many artefacts are displayed to help tell its dramatic stories.

Reviewed By Donald M - Glasgow, United Kingdom

After having visited Dirleton Castle which is nearby, I stopped in at this Castle.
What a difference a location can make!
Both sites were sunny, but with Tantallon being on the coast it was so blustery that I was nearly knocked off my feet at times!!
By the way Historic Scotland, if the wind is typical for this Castle, you should consider selling kites!!
The Castle is really good, but you do need to be able to get around. I saw a couple with a pram, having difficulty with the damp ground, so I would suggest that anyone in a wheelchair may need to go on a day when the ground has dried out! But I am sure a phonecall to the site will let you know if they would advise going or not!

8. The Old Clubhouse

The Old Clubhouse East Links Road, Gullane EH31 2AF, Scotland +44 1620 842008
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

The Old Clubhouse

Reviewed By stanleyjs - Scotland

The Old Clubhouse is a traditional village pub and restaurant, the atmosphere is very good, it has a very varied menu and quality of food is excellent. Staff are most helpful and friendly. A great choice for either lunch or dinner, whether it be in the main restaurant or bar.

9. Archerfield Walled Garden

Archerfield Estate, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5HQ, Scotland +44 1620 388588
Excellent
34%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
13%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 483 reviews

Archerfield Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is a Delicatessen, Shop, Café and Microbrewery in Archerfield Estate. We are focused on good honest food, warm hospitality and exceptional local produce. Visit us Monday to sunday from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Reviewed By Samedin - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The cafe at Archerfield is a very nice venue with lots of potential. We arrived mid-afternoon for a some tea and cake after enjoying a walk round the grounds. However the service really let the place down - it was disorganised, staff didn't "own" tables, there was no sense of purpose to many of the staff. Half an hour in we were still waiting on our order to be delivered and when we checked with our server it seemed that she was having to make teas and coffees as well as serve customers. All credit to her, she was working very hard but was not supported by a coordinated team of co-workers.
I've seen other reviews commenting on service, so don't think ours was an isolated incident.

10. Kilspindie Golf Club

The Cluhouse | The Clubhouse, Aberlady EH32 0QD, Scotland +44 1875 870358
Excellent
88%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Kilspindie Golf Club

Reviewed By NEIL M - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stunning course,great food and a great pint, what more could you want, will be returning asap... ?.

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