Monthly Archives: April 2009

Day Out

Me and my hubby had a fantastic day out last weekend.  We borrowed a book “The most amazing coastal places in Britain” from the library and were off exploring the close-by recommended sites south of Edinburgh. With the Marathon though running through Musselburgh and beyond we missed out on the close-by places and ended up in Dirleton, visiting Dirleton Castle, which is famous for its gardens which mainly consist of one huge flower border.

Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Castle

Afterwards we went into the local pub, the Dirleton Inn, which was recommended by the staff in the Castle, as it had just had a change of owner and got refurbished. It felt very posh sitting at the completely new tables and everything was brandnew, the carpet so soft and unused,  the staff and the owner were still so enthusiastic and proud.  They did not have a menu but just printed out paper, but the Cullen Skink was fantastic and I loved the goats cheese on top of the pork loin. Apparently the owner had the Cramond Inn beforehand, which he is in the process of selling.

Afterwards we went to Yellowcraigs Park and wandered around the beach whilst being amazed about seeing Fidra Island for the first time.

Fidra Island

Fidra Island

Afterwards we went on to North Berwick and also got to see Tantallon Castle,  which is located just beside the sea, with Bass Rock in the background.

Tantallon Castle

Tantallon Castle