Visit Dunbar and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Dunbar, East Lothian. The old fishing port and new holiday resort of Dunbar became a royal burgh in 1369. Dunbar Castle had played a part in the Wars of Independence; in 1339 Black Agnes, the Countess of March and Dunbar, had defended it for six weeks against the English. The town was sacked by the Earl of Hertford in 1544. The Castle was later associated with Mary Queen of Scots, who stayed there with Darnley in 1566 after the murder of Rizzio, and with Bothwell in 1567 after the murder of Darnley. The Regent Moray, who stayed there too, destroyed the Castle after the Battle of Carberry. The site of Cromwell's Battle of Dunbar in 1650 is marked by a stone South East of the town just off the Great North Road.
The old Town House dates from 1620 and has a six-sided tower. The parish church, on high ground with a square tower, 108 ft high, is a landmark for fishermen. A cluster of modern fishermen's houses by Sir Basil Spence are notable beside the harbour.
Nearby towns: East Linton, Eyemouth, Haddington, North Berwick
Nearby villages: Athelstaneford, Auldhame, Cockburnspath, East Fortune, Garvald, Gifford, Innerwick, Kingston, Scoughall, Stenton, West Barns, Whittingehame
Have you decided to visit Dunbar or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Dunbar bed and breakfast (a Dunbar B&B or Dunbar b and b)
- a Dunbar guesthouse
- a Dunbar hotel (or motel)
- a Dunbar self-catering establishment, or
- other Dunbar accommodation