Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Musselburgh

The town of Musselburgh lies just seven miles from Edinburgh and has evidence of a settlement here dating back to AD80 and is threfore a strong contender for the title of Scotland's oldest town. This attractive town has an array of interesting buildings, a harbour, a racecourse and some fantastic views over the River Forth. Places to Visit in or near Musselburgh Inveresk Lodge Garden and Newhailes are listed below.
12 Results In Or Near Musselburgh
0.5 miles from the centre of Musselburgh
Explore the Beauty of Nature at Inveresk Lodge Inveresk Lodge, a hillside garden with stone walls and many unusual plants alongside carefully cultivated herbaceous borders, shrubs and old roses. The Edwardian conservatory and aviary are beautifully restored. This is truly a treat for the senses with exotic tree ferns and scented plants, and a soundtrack provided by the lively parakeets and canaries. Below the garden, a woodland walk winds through the ancient trees to the meadow pond, a...
1.3 miles from the centre of Musselburgh
Discover the secrets of this Beautiful Scottish Mansion Newhailes is a fine late 17th century house with impressive 18th century additions. The house was built in 1686 and bought by Sir David Dalrymple, of the legal and political dynasty. He was responsible for the addition of one of the most important rococo interiors in Scotland. The house contains a fine collection of paintings, portraits and furnishings. The library was built in the early 18th century, and described by Dr Samuel Jo...
4.9 miles from the centre of Musselburgh
Visit one of Scotlands Finest Galleries The Queen´s Gallery, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. Exhibitions in 2006 include: Unfolding Pictures: Fans in the Royal Collection (9 Dec to 29 May 2006). This first exhibition of fans brings together over 80 examples from the early 17th century to the 1930s. Among the highlights are a leather fan said to have belonged to Charles I. Canaletto in Venice (16 June to 7 January 2007). Fourteen luminous paintings f...
5.2 miles from the centre of Musselburgh
Gordon Ramsay no less is a fan of this fine dining restaurant in Edinburgh's trendy docklands area. The recently refurbished dining room is a quiet riot in shades of brown and cream making it one of Scotland's chicest addresses. The eponymous Mr Wishart's cooking is as accomplished and ambitious as you might expect from someone who has trained with some of Europe's best chefs. Precise modern French dishes lean towards classic combinations such as braised shin and short rib of beef with veal s...
5.3 miles from the centre of Musselburgh
Wedgwood serves inventive, modern Scottish dishes – inspired by fresh local ingredients. Chef Paul Wedgwood is a big believer in the quality of raw ingredients
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5.7 miles from the centre of Musselburgh
Explore the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in one of Edinburgh most remarkable buildings Built in the 1880s, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is a visual history of Scotland from the 16th century to the present day. This story is told through portraits of the people who shaped it and were connected with it, from royals and rebels and heroes and villains to poets and philosophers, including Mary Queen of Scots, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns. Look out for w...
5.8 miles from the centre of Musselburgh
Dip in the pool, soak in a bubbling spa bath, drift off in the blissful heat of the sauna… The Aqueous spa is a haven in which to escape the stresses and strain
5.8 miles from the centre of Musselburgh
Explore one of Britain's Finest Galleries The National Gallery of Scotland was opened in 1859, and houses Scotland´s greatest collection of European paintings, drawings and prints dating from the early Renaissance to the late 19th century. The collection of over 20000 items includes works by Raphael, Titian, Velazquez, Poussin, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens, Turner and the Impressionists. Also on display is the national collection of Scottish art with works by Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and...
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