Welcome to Dunbar.

One of East Lothian's most beautiful and popular seaside towns, it is known locally and internationally as the birthplace of John Muir, naturalist and conservationist.

Located 30 miles north of Berwick upon Tweed and approximately 30 miles east of Edinburgh, Dunbar features historic buildings, spectacular landscapes, rugged coastlines, and a selection of independent shopping outlets, as well as a range of accommodation to suit all budgets.

As an established resort, Dunbar is ideal if you are interested in golf, history, cycling, bird watching, rambling, fishing, sailing, or just relaxing in a picturesque seaside town, enjoying a refreshing change of pace.

The Town House and High Street are excellent examples of the way in which the historic charm of Dunbar has been preserved, and the Lifeboat, John Muir, and Town House museums provide the fascinating and often inspiring narrative of the town’s history. With its distinctive red sandstone buildings, churches, harbours, vennels, and other features, Dunbar is a great place to explore.

Dunbar is also great for shopping. Its independent retailers offer a wide range of goods, many produced and sourced locally, from quality food products such as speciality chocolates, smoked salmon, and organic fresh fruit and vegetables, to tasteful home furnishings, garden furniture, china and glassware, and sports accessories.  Dunbar also features a bicycle shop, galleries, gift shops, picture framing, delicatessen, home hardware, pet foods, pharmacies, antiques, jewellery, bakeries and cafés.

Easy to reach by road, rail, and air, and renowned for its high sunshine record, Dunbar has all the ingredients for an exciting and energetic --- or, if you prefer --- a tranquil, relaxing holiday. 

Whatever your special interest, come to Dunbar; you are assured of a warm welcome.

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The Harbour is popular with fishing boats and leisure craft in the summer and with a range of festivals and events in the town it provides a fantastic destination from both land and sea.


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The latest news from John Muir's Birthplace - including special events and activities for children and families. Find out how you can follow in John Muir's footsteps.


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Dunbar Golf Club, formed in 1856 is a Classic Championship Links on the East of the town. All visiting golfers are very welcome to come and play a course that is regularly voted among the best in the country.


Visit the Dunbar Golf Club website here›



This site is owned an operated by the Dunbar Trades' Association. Promoting Dunbar and local businesses.


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