About North Berwick

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The Royal Burgh of North Berwick is a seaside town in East Lothian. It is situated on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, approximately 25 miles east of Edinburgh. North Berwick became a fashionable holiday resort in the 19th century because of its two sandy bays, the East (or Milsey) Bay and the West Bay, and continues to attract holiday makers to this day. Golf courses at the ends of each bay are open to visitors. Accessible by a frequent rail service from Edinburgh which has made it popular for commuting to the capital city in recent years.

Within the Firth of Forth, clearly visible from North Berwick lies Bass Rock, a massive crag rising out of the sea to a height of 350 feet and it is about a mile in circumference. Through the Rock, from the East to West, runs a natural tunnel, but this is not accessible except at low tide.

North Berwick's harbour is home to the East Lothian Yacht Club, based in one of the converted warehouses that do so much to add character to the harbour area. Just around the corner to the east is a newer addition to the landscape, the Scottish Seabird Centre located in a beautifully designed building. This offers a range of activities largely focused on the bird life so abundant on Bass Rock.

The town's main shopping street runs parallel to Berwick Bay, but one street inland from it. This busy street is remarkably attractive and well preserved, with some unusual shops.

In marked contrast to the busy High Street but only a few yards away is the peace and tranquility afforded by the ruins of the Old Parish Kirk.

Whether you are looking for a house, flat, bungalow, apartment, new build or any other kind of property for sale or for rent, ESPC may have the one in North Berwick that you are looking for.

What's your favourite thing about living in North Berwick?

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  • Sheila Morrison

    Sheila Morrison 24 May 2016

    Great place to live. Seaside, beach, access to Edinburgh by train,all sorts of sports etc

  • Peter Harvey

    Peter Harvey 13 April 2016

    A resort with buzz - shops, societies, social life.
    Reasonably frequent trains to Edinburgh and thence to Edinburgh airport.