VisitScotland Information Centre (seasonal)
Scotland's national tourism operator's centre.
Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum
Prestongrange is a free museum – managed by East Lothian Council Museums – and an open-air site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution.
Portobello Community Orchard
The orchard is open to walkers and visitors all year. It is a delightful, sheltered resting spot, nestling by an old stone bridge and filled with 80 fruit trees and some solid picnic tables. There are regular work days and events in the autumn if you'd like to get involved.
This exquisitely furnished National Trust for Scotland property has hosted many of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. Be sure to visit the enchanting shell grotto nestled in the grounds.
Musselburgh Railway Station
Musselburgh Ash Lagoons
Great for watching sea ducks and various waders, especially in winter.
Haymarket Railway Station
Cockenzie House and Gardens
Cockenzie House & Gardens is a newly established registered charity which aims to bring one of the few remaining unique late 17th century manager’s houses in Scotland back into community ownership.
This secluded, historical gem is open on a daily basis offering practical and elegant spaces for hire within easy access from Edinburgh − excellent exhibition and function space, a traditional tea room, studio space for artists and professional businesses and holiday accommodation.
Call in for a well-deserved tea and cake and explore the gardens on your way.
Bawsinch and Duddingston – Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve
Duddingston Loch is the only example of a natural freshwater loch in the city of Edinburgh, and it is an important site for breeding and wintering wildfowl. Other habitats include mixed woodland, scrub, grassland, ponds and reedbed.