Difference between revisions of "North Berwick"
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First Scotrail operate an hourly train service to North Berwick from Edinburgh Waverley station, making the journey in approximately 35 minutes. If you're planing to visit the Seabird centre there are inclusive packages available including rail fares and entry to the centre.
North Berwick's attractions are within walking distance of the railway station.
Theres loads of places to see! Theres the bass rock, you can take the SULA(a boat specialised in transport) to go around it, only available in the summer months!!
Theres also North Berwick Law, of course, The Law is the big hill that stands out, its actually an exctinct volcano.
The High Street area has some good shops, but some are quite pricey!!!
The Beaches are lovely to walk along, its nice and peaceful and the view of the Islands are great!
Visit the Scottish Seabird Centre at the harbour. 01620 890202. Open 10-6 every day Apr-Sep. Closes earlier in winter (you can't see the birds in the dark!), but still 7 day opening. The Firth of Forth is one of Europe's most important centres for nesting seabirds. The seabird centre has telescopes for viewing the thousands of gannets in their colony on the Bass Rock, as well as webcams in various locations around the Forth islands, for viewing other birds including puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittwakes, eider ducks. The intepretive centre is well done, with lots to keep the kids entertained. The cafe here is one of the best places to eat in the town as well, with sea-view terrace in good weather. Best times to visit are May-Jul for nesting birds, or Sep-Oct for the baby seals.
Boat Trips are available from the harbour to see the world's largest single rock gannet colony on Bass Rock at close quarters.