zondag 24 juli 2011

Edinburgh part 3

North Berwick

Also planed on this trip was a visit to the beach

So we took the early train from Edinburgh to North Berwick.

"The Royal Burgh of North Berwick is a seaside town in East Lothian, Scotland. 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."

North Berwick is a fantastic mix of history, old harbour and classical beach fun.

"The harbour was built around 1150.In the early days there were ferry services to Earlsferry near Elie in Fife, with up to 10,000 pilgrims passing through the port every year. However, pilgrims gradually became few and far between and after over 500 years of operation the ferry services had disappeared by 1692."
The focus of the harbour then switched to commerce and fishing.

Big blue sky.

Craigleith "home of the Puffins"

Bass rock

The lifeboat house

North Berwick is also situated of the "playground" of the famous Coastkid Bruce.

Yep, Fatbikes!!

How to cool a Scotsman in the summer!!

1 opmerking:

  1. Excellent guide to my home seaside town Tommy!,

    Great to see you again!