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Thorntree Inn
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Prestonpans is a historic village in East Lothian in Scotland situated on the south-coast of the Firth of Forth, 2 miles east of Musselburgh, 8 miles east of Edinburgh. 12th century monks from Newbattle Abbey had the land and founded the salt-pans giving the village its name Preston (priest-town) (salt) pans. Prestonpans was created a burgh in 1552; the main industries were coal-mining and salt panning. Famous as the site of a major battle in Scottish History, the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745, when the Jacobites took control of most of Scotland by vanquishing the Hanoverian army (government troops); the battle-site is marked by a cairn. Historically interesting features include the 15th century Preston Tower and doocot, Prestongrange Parish Church (1596) and Hamilton House (1628). The yellow sandstone Preston Market Cross (1617) still standing in it original location and described as Scotland’s finest mercat cross. With panoramic views over the Forth Prestonpans is a popular tourist destination with a variety of shops and amenities. The Prestoungrange Gothenburg 1908 arts and crafts heritage building, offers fine dining and bistro services, bars and Fowlers’ Ales microbrewery which also offers tours. The open-air Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum features a brick kiln and a rare Cornish beam-engine (1874), there is a visitor-centre with free guided tours or self-guided audio tours. There is a swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool and gym. The 18-hole golf course is at Preston Grange House.


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Avenue Road Health Centre
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McKinnon Forbes

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Royal Musselburgh

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Dasher Public House
Lady Susan
Olde Ship Inn
Thorntree Inn


Dragon Way Restaurant Ltd
Ocean Side East
Olde Ship Inn
Thorntree Inn


Preston Lodge High School
Prestonpans Primary School
St Gabriel’s RC Primary School


Gilfedder & McInnes

McKinnon Forbes


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Adniston Manor (2.79 miles)

Adniston Manor
We are in a very peaceful location, situated in the heart of East Lothian. A golfing mecca with excellent links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Borders and the Highlands, we are ideally situated to cover ... More

Inveresk House (3.19 miles)

Inveresk House
Award-winning family-run bed and breakfast. Historic mansion house dating from 1596 in the beautiful conservation village of Inveresk - just 7 miles from Edinburgh's Princes Street.

Situated in 3 acres of parkland and woodland, Inveresk House ... More
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Premier Inn Edinburgh Inveresk (3.24 miles)

Premier Inn Edinburgh Inveresk
Within easy reach of the A1 and with Wallyford and Newcraighall Railway stations close by, this Premier Inn hotel is comfortably located only 2.5 miles from Musselburgh Racecourse and only 8 miles from Edinburgh city ... More | visit website
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Carberry Tower (3.42 miles)

Carberry Tower
Stay at Carberry Tower and experience the hustle and bustle of one of Europe’s most fascinating cities whilst breathing the fresh air of the magnificent Scottish countryside. Easy access to city via train with a ... More | visit website
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Queen Margaret University Capital Campus (3.96 miles)

Queen Margaret University Capital Campus

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Stay in a green country location in East Lothian, within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre! We offer cheap accommodation at our new campus for groups, families, solo travellers or ... More

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Travelodge Edinburgh Musselburgh (3.97 miles)

Travelodge Edinburgh Musselburgh

Located on the A1 Musselburgh Bypass, the Travelodge at Edinburgh provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the Scottish countryside. Spacious en-suite rooms, TV in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Edinburgh (Newcraighall) (4.75 miles)

Premier Inn Edinburgh (Newcraighall)
This Premier Inn is situated by Fort Kinnaird retail park, next to Bannatynes Health Club. There is a Park and Ride facility together with a direct train into Waverley Train station, centre of Edinburgh, where ... More | visit website
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The Robert Burns Hotel (4.83 miles)

Just 300 metres from Portobello beach, Robert Burns At Craigalon House is set in a 17th-century house, with a quaint front garden. Free parking and free Wi-Fi are available at this hotel.

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Wester Cowden Farmhouse (5.23 miles)

Wester Cowden Farmhouse

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Each bedroom or private lounge and for warmer days the patio now has free broadband access. Spacious accommodation (please telephone on the number provided on your booking form if you ... More

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Aynetree Guest House (5.33 miles)

Aynetree Guest House

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Well-located for visiting all of Edinburgh’s attractions, including Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyrood, the guest house is nevertheless peaceful, quiet and relaxing, overlooking parkland with the waters of the ... More

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