Top 10 Things to do in Tranent, United Kingdom (UK)

July 14, 2017 Milan Banda

Tranent is a small town in East Lothian (formerly Haddingtonshire), in the south-east of Scotland. It is near the A1 road and about 9 miles east of Edinburgh. It is one of the oldest towns in East Lothian, and built on a gentle slope, about 300 feet above sea level. The population of the town is approximately 11,642, an increase of over 3,000 since 1991. Tranent was formally a major mining town, but now serves as a commuter town for Edinburgh. Tranent is located within the Edinburgh City Region.
Restaurants in Tranent

1. Glenkinchie Distillery

Tranent, Pencaitland EH34 5ET, Scotland +44 1875 342012
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4.5 based on 527 reviews

Glenkinchie Distillery

Glenkinchie Distillery lies in the heart of the East Lothian countryside, 15 miles from Edinburgh. Why not pay a visit to see how we produce the Edinburgh Malt. After a trip around our museum, where you can see a wonderful model of a distillery, you will then be taken round the distillery by one of our experienced and informative guides who will explain the stages of production of Single Malt Whisky. You will visit the Kiln Room, the Millroom, The Mash House, the Tun Room and the Stillhouse where you will see one of the largest Copper Pot Stills in Scotland. After a trip to the traditional warehouse you will finish up in the bar with a dram or two of Whisky

Reviewed By kelli_nak - Chicago, Illinois

Glenkinchie Distillery is the closest distillery to Edinburgh, accessible via bus, taxi (about 40£) or a shuttle run by the distillery to Edinburgh's Old Town (10£). The tour (10£) is informative and takes you through every step of the whisky-making process, including right up to the fermentation tanks and pot still. It ends with a tasting of two types of Glenkinchie whisky. It’s worth paying a little extra (another 4£) for two more tastes of whisky, as they have some delicious whiskies available to try from other Distilleries. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable and had great suggestions for other drams to try! The website recommends advanced Reservations, but we called the morning of and they got us right in when we arrived. If you’re a whisky fan or curious how it’s made, I definitely recommend it.

2. Musselburgh Racecourse

Linkfield Road, Musselburgh EH21 7RG, Scotland +44 131 665 2859
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Musselburgh Racecourse

Musselburgh Racecourse is a Visit Scotland 5 Star venue and named one of their top-rated visitor attractions offering fantastic value days out for all ages. With 29 race meetings a year there is always something to look forward whether you are looking for our Sell out Ladies Day, or great value Family days, with loads of free entertainment for children or the perfect stag or hen night at our Party Nights! We can offer a choice or places to eat and drink at the racecourse catering for all budgets.

Reviewed By McAnnie1 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Love going to Musselburgh to try to win a few £s, sip a few wines & watch the many characters who are there to celebrate different occasions. Horse racing is incidental when there is so much to see. Also love the music in the tent from Funkwagen. Great day out. Wish we could get better weather though!
Wine selection could be better as there is only one white, one rose and one red.

3. Prestongrange Museum

Morison's Haven, Prestonpans, Scotland +44 1620 820620
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4 based on 54 reviews

Prestongrange Museum

Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. We are a family friendly site, with a dedicated play area located in the Visitor Centre, entertaining trail sheets and outdoor games with an open play area.Our cafe is located in the Visitor Centre which once served as the miners' canteen. Open 1 April to 30 September, 7 days a week, please see our website for more details.

Reviewed By Moira M

I live locally but had never visited this museum till I had a project for college, I loved my visit and learned a lot about the area I live in, a lot of things I didn't know about the place I've lived in for more than two decades! Definitely recommend a visit as something to learn more about the area and a good time out.

4. Arthur's Seat

Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland +44 131 510 7555
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. Situated within Holyrood Park, as well as it's rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from its many vantage points. The park has several Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designations due to its exceptional range of grassland habitats and its internationally important volcanic geology. Ranger service on site.

Reviewed By Caitlin H

We climbed from Holyrood Park and to be honest, it’s quite a steep hike. There were a few places where a fear of heights will be prohibitive to travelers. Overall we enjoyed it, but the recent rain made for a slippy and slow trek up the mountain. We saw many hikers in trainers and flats—definitely wear shoes you can hike in.

5. Longniddry Golf Club

Links Road, Longniddry EH32 0NL, Scotland +44 1875 852141
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Longniddry Golf Club

Reviewed By FrequentTraveler039 - New York

I have passed Longniddry Golf Club for years on my way to Gullane, Muirfield or North Berwick and always thought "how can I play that course it looks great"! Well finally I spoke up to my friends who live in the area and turns out my friends father was a former member (he is sadly deceased) so we called up and made the booking. I loved the course, clubhouse, members were great, pints in the clubhouse after were perfect (we watched the final round of the Open) as were the biscuits! This is a great "just came off the plane course" to get your legs ready for Scotland (remember it is walking, walking/carry or pull the trolley here) or the perfect "coda" to a five day trip as it was just great fun. I really enjoyed it, loved the area and will look forward to my next trip to play it again!

6. The Coalgate Ormiston

The Wynd, Ormiston EH35 5HN, Scotland +44 1875 614650
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5 based on 2 reviews

The Coalgate Ormiston

Reviewed By Scott F

What a gem of a place, staff were brilliant, great atmosphere, a few guys sitting in the corner with their dogs, staff looking after them as well with box of treats. We will make this our local

7. National Mining Museum Scotland

Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange EH22 4QN, Scotland +44 131 663 7519
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4.5 based on 274 reviews

National Mining Museum Scotland

The National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience" Award in 2009 and 2013. The museum provides a great day out for all ages! We're based at one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian colliery in Europe, the Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, just nine miles south of Edinburgh. Visitors to the museum will marvel at the sheer size of the place, be astounded by the engineering brilliance behind all the machinery and retrace the footsteps and struggles of the thousands of miners and their families before them. What should you expect: - Knowledgeable and personable Guided Tours - Interactive Exhibitions - Audio tour and self-guided options - Cafe with freshly baked goods

Reviewed By Silver70s - Scotland

We visited with friends recently and had a light lunch in the cafe before embarking on our guided tour with Tom Young. From start to finish the experience was interesting, enjoyable, informative and good fun. Tom has an excellent style combining historical information with personal...MoreThank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you and your friends had an enjoyable visit. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Tom.

8. Dalhousie Castle Falconry

Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland +44 1875 825728
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5 based on 226 reviews

Dalhousie Castle Falconry

Reviewed By Peppipig - Southampton, United Kingdom

This is an experience not to be missed! Within the grounds of Dalhousie Castle Hotel, a full suite of magnificent birds are tethered an waiting to be enjoyed. These birds are loved and cared for by the knowledgeable and skilled owner Kylie and it shows in her enthusiasm and delight in her beautiful birds. You can choose different experiences but all include getting close to fabulous hunting birds. You will learn a lot and it will be a memory worth treasuring.

9. Winton House

Pencaitland EH34 5AT, Scotland +44 1875 340222
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5 based on 26 reviews

Winton House

Winton lands predate the Magna Carta; and the Setons built the House before Leonardo da Vinci established his reputation. Their architect, the King's Master Mason, didn't work on ordinary Castles! His carved, twisted chimneys still herald the palace within and his ornate plaster ceilings are the most elaborate in Scotland. A Castle for Hire with a Warm Welcome Winton House remains a private house, but one which is available for hire for a wide variety of functions. It has architectural grandeur and history, but is not aloof or austere; you are welcomed warmly as a guest into a home (mine!). Corporate Events with a Twist Winton House can be exclusively yours for memorable corporate events, gala dinners, incentive events, private parties and special celebrations. The House's interconnecting reception rooms are ideally laid out for conferences and meetings. A Wedding Venue with Real Romance For a truly Scottish wedding, Winton is one of the most romantic wedding venues in the country and will make your big day a memorable one. Look no further if you're considering country house or castle wedding venues! If you're looking to develop your management team's performance and collaborative skills then we can offer a range of interesting and innovative events, including: 4x4 driving; Archery; Clay Pigeon Shooting; Falconry; Golf (East Lothian has some of the finest courses in Scotland); The Winton Highland Games; Hovercraft driving; Whisky tasting; and Wine and Champagne tasting.

Reviewed By mickeym54 - scotland

Was at Winton House for a Wedding Reception. Service from entering the car park to the finish was perfect. For James and his team, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Food was excellent, and attention to detail could not have been bettered. It is certainly a place I would recommend, even just for a quick visit.

10. Cuthill Park

Prestongrange Road, Prestonpans EH32 9SL, Scotland
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Cuthill Park

Reviewed By Carole S

We love Cuthill Park & visit regularly. The play equipment is fantastic, & there are lots of slopes for kids to run or roll down. The views across the Firth of Forth are beautiful, and the trees surrounding the park give a lovely woodland-clearing type feel to some areas of the park. The community garden is also a lovely place to sit - a real sun trap, when the sun is out :)

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