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The best golf courses in Edinburgh

16 Feb 2011

Edinburgh and East Lothian courses include Musselburgh Links, Turnhouse, Gullane and Muirfield

The game of golf got its first written mention in 1457, when King James II was so worried that his subjects were busy playing golf rather than practicing their archery that he issued an act of parliament, banning the game, with severe penalties for all…

The best beaches near Edinburgh

16 Feb 2011

Pease Bay, West Sands, Yellowcraigs and Gullane beach among highlights

Whether you want to surf, have a bracing walk or just enjoy the long summer days, Edinburgh’s coastal location means that a number of stunning beaches are easily accessible for a day trip. For great surfing head to Pease Bay, just down the coast from…

Days Out: Beaches in Edinburgh

1 Jun 2009

Long summer days mean that there is plenty time to escape the city and head for sandy beaches and salty shores. Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside… Here’s our guide to Edinburgh’s best beaches.

Beach Babies

2 Apr 2009

Portobello Back in the swinging 60s Portie was a popular seaside destination. After getting a little rough around the edges in 70s and 80s, it has once again become an enjoyable jaunt for visitors and locals alike. Walk along the beach, play on the…