Download GPX file for this article
55.89429-3.07128Map mag.png

The Lothians

From Wikivoyage
Jump to: navigation, search

The Lothians is the collective name given to the three counties of Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian in Scotland.


  • East Lothian – the Lothians' golf coast
  • Midlothian
  • West Lothian

Cities, towns and villages[edit]

Map of The Lothians
  • 1 Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann) – the Lothians' one major city and the capital of Scotland
  • 2 Aberlady (Obar Lobhaite) – a quaint seaside village
  • 3 Dalkeith (Dail Cheith) – the main town in the former mining area of Midlothian
  • 4 Dunbar (Dùn Bàrr) – harbour town popular with American tourists due to its links with the conservationist John Muir
  • 5 Gullane (Gualainn, "ridge") – seaside village and golfing mecca.
  • 6 Haddington – picturesque market town and the county town of East Lothian
  • 7 Linlithgow (Gleann Iucha) – historic West Lothian town and the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • 8 Livingston (Baile Dhùn Lèibhe) – a new town from the 1960s 15 mi (24 km) west of Edinburgh
  • 9 Musselburgh (Baile nam Feusgan) – a seaside town on the eastern edge of Edinburgh
  • 10 North Berwick (Bearaig a Tuath) – small harbour town with internationally important seabird nesting sites
  • 11 Roslin – a village, home to that chapel from the Da Vinci Code
  • 12 South Queensferry (Cas Chaolais) – near the Forth Rail and Road Bridges

Other destinations[edit]


Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]





Edinburgh and Dunbar are the main brewing centres in the Lothians. Edinburgh has a long tradition of brewing but now only the Caledonian Brewery remains, which brews Caledonian 80/- (eighty shilling), Deuchars IPA (India Pale Ale) and some McEwan's beers (most are now brewed in England). Stewart Brewing is a small brewery in Loanhead just south of Edinburgh. Dunbar is home to Belhaven Brewery and Thistly Cross Cider.

Grain whisky is distilled in Edinburgh for blending, and Glenkinchie Distillery in Pencaitland near Edinburgh distils malt whisky. Gin is distilled in Edinburgh and North Berwick.

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

See this map for places with Wikivoyage articles nearby.

This region travel guide to The Lothians is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!