Visit Gullane and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Gullane, East Lothian, is a well-known holiday village and golfing centre on the Firth of Forth, about 18 miles from Edinburgh. It has three 18-hole golf courses, and the Luffness course adjoins them to the South. To the East of the village is the world-famous Muirfield Championship Course, the headquarters of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.
There is a view of the Firth of Forth from the 200-ft Gullane Hill, which rises to the West, and excellent sands and bathing in a wide bay.
St Andrew's Church, dating from the second half of the 12th century, is now roofless and dilapidated. It was given in the 13th century to Dryburgh Abbey, and made collegiate in 1446. A zigzagged chancel arch is of Norman character. It is said that James VI dismissed the last vicar for smoking tobacco!
The village was devastated by sand blown from the West in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the church and parish centre were moved to Dirleton, 3 miles to the East. Gullane began to develop again when golf became a popular pastime, and many fine houses were built then; its whole appearance is of a prosperous place.
Just to the South are the fragmentary ruins of Saltcoats Castle, dating from the 16th century. There is an unusual set of fourteen gargoyles on the tower, and a rectangular dovecote is preserved there.
The neighbourhood is described in Robert Louis Stevenson's Catriona.
Guliane was noted in the 19th century as a centre for training racehorses. It was called the Newmarket of Scotland.
Nearby towns: East Linton, Haddington, North Berwick, Prestonpans, Tranent
Nearby villages: Aberlady, Athelstaneford, Auldhame, Ballencrieff, Bolton, Buckhaven, Buckhaven and Methil, Cockenzie, Dalkeith, Dirleton, Drem, East Fortune, East Saltoun, East Wemyss, Elphinstone, Fenton Barns, Garvald, Gifford, Kingston, Longniddry, Luffness, Macmerry, Millerhill, Musselburgh, Ormiston, Pencaitland, Port Seton, Scoughall, Stenton, Wallyford, West Saltoun, West Wemyss, Whitecraig, Whittingehame
Have you decided to visit Gullane or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Gullane bed and breakfast (a Gullane B&B or Gullane b and b)
- a Gullane guesthouse
- a Gullane hotel (or motel)
- a Gullane self-catering establishment, or
- other Gullane accommodation