Dunbar Harbour

Dunbar is a town in East Lothian, on the south-east coast of Scotland. It is known as Sunny Dunny because it enjoys the most hours of sunshine of any town in the UK. Dunbar was the birthplace of the conservationist John Muir, who was instrumental in the setting up of the National Parks in the USA.

Get in

By Road

Dunbar is located on the main A1 London to Edinburgh road, about 30 miles south-east of Edinburgh and 28 miles north of the English border at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

By Rail

The East Coast Mainline from London to Edinburgh passes through the town, so there are plenty of direct services from all major stations on the east coast of the UK.


Statue of John Muir as a young boy


This sign list most of the attractions of Dunbar.
Golfing at Winterfield, with the Bass Rock in the background



Dunbar is home to Belhaven brewery which brews cask Scottish ales. Thistly Cross cider is made near Dunbar from Scottish apples. This premium cider is available is various alcohol strengths from 0.5% to a strong 7.2%.


There are 2 campgrounds near Dunbar. One is just west of the town a Belhaven Bay and the other, a Camping a Caravan Club site, is just south of town.


The is a very nice Tourist information shop in the town.

Go next

This article is issued from Wikivoyage - version of the Friday, March 06, 2015. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.