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Dunbar is one is one of East Lothian's most beautiful and popular seaside towns. Known locally and internationally as the Home of John Muir.
The historic, seaside town of Dunbar, just 30 miles north of Berwick upon Tweed is unique. As well as providing all the amenities of a seaside town, combining historic buildings, spectacular landscapes, rugged coastline it enjoys a wide range of independent shopping outlets together with a range of accommodation to suit all budgets.
As an established resort, Dunbar is ideal if you are interested in golf, history, bird watching, rambling, fishing or sailing. Or perhaps you just want to spend a few days in a picturesque town relaxing and enjoying a refreshing change of pace, scrumptious ice cream (very morish), attractive food from tea rooms, fish and chips, pizzas and up market restaurants, as well as a welcome breath of fresh air.
Shopping in Dunbar has all the right ingredients. From quality food products including special chocolates, smoked salmon, organic fresh fruit and vegetables, to tasteful home furnishings, building supplies, garden furniture, ladies and gents outfitters, china and glassware, sports and children’s accessories.
In between Dunbar has galleries, gift shops, picture framing, delicatessen, home hardware, pet foods, pharmacies, herbal apothecary and complementary health centre, antiques, jewellery, books, bakeries – infact all you ever need and so much more.
The wide ranges of items, reasonably priced are provided with a friendly, personal service and parking is free. You can park at the Dunbar Leisure Centre, or Lauderdale Park as well as limited parking in the main high street and within the picturesque harbour area.
The 17th century Town House and High Street are excellent examples of the way in which the old world charm of Dunbar has been preserved. With its various shops, vennels, churches and other historic buildings Dunbar is full of character and is a great place to explore. Why not visit the inspiring John Muir Birthplace, the Lifeboat and Dunbar Town House museums.
Whatever your special interest, Dunbar has all the ingredients for an energetic or, if you prefer, a tranquil, relaxing holiday. It’s so easy to reach by road, rail and air and upon arrival you are assured of a warm welcome, as Dunbar is renowned for its high sunshine record.
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