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Postcode: EH42 | code search
Population: 6500
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It has been sacked more times than the England manager but Dunbar is still standing, even if itís present day importance is of less strategic significance now that age-old squabbles between the Scots and the English have subsided. As early as the Iron Age, Dunbar was an important fort; itís location on the eastern flank of Scotland marked it as an important centre for trade, its port seeing much traffic. Significantly, it was vulnerable to attacks from Scotlandís Nordic neighbours. Back in the 5th and 6th Centuries, Dunbar was part of Anglian Northumbria Ė a portent of its later fate when Edward I warmed the English throne. The Norse onslaught loosened the English grip and eventually, the Scots would assume the town as their own in 1018 Ė after Malcolm II of Scotland saw victory at the Battle of Carham. Quarrelled over through the centuries, on the 27th April, 1296, John de Warenne, the 7th Earl of Surrey, led the English to victory during the First War of Scottish Independence. When the Earl of Marchís castle fell at Dunbar it came hot on the heels of Edward Iís brutal sacking of Berwick; Scotland was there for the taking. Again in 1650, when the Wars of the Three Kingdoms raged through Britain, Dunbar saw some fierce conflict between the Scottish Covenanters and the Royalists. In contemporary Dunbar, the only struggle is on its golf course; the traditional links course offering the most resolute Pringle-wearing, golf shark the stiffest of challenge. Still, if the language on the fairway ever gets too colourful, it is sure to be drowned out by the brisk sea wind that rushes in from the North Sea. Now with a population of just over 6,000, Dunbar enjoys a tranquil and untroubled setting, and visitors to the area come for the views of Bass Rock, and the John Muir Country park. Dunbar's natives are more than content now that sacking and pillaging is so passť.


Belhaven Bay


Ballhaven Bay Caravan & Camping Park
Thurston Manor Holiday Home Park

Care Home

Lammermuir House Care Home


Dance - Dunbar School of Dancing
Yoga - Chris Roberts


St Abb's View


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Forde Dentist


Dunbar Medical Centre
The Surgery

Estate Agent

A & R Properties Muir House

Golf Club

Dunbar Golf Course

Holiday Park

Belhaven Bay
Thurston Manor Holiday Home Park

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Black Bull Inn
Dolphin Bar
Eagle Inn
Masons Arms

West Barns Inn


Dunbar Indian Restaurant
Kings Palace
Masons Arms
The Creel


Belhaven Hill
Dunbar Grammar School
Dunbar Primary School
West Barns Primary School


Belhaven Bay
Gilmerton House


Garden Stirling & Burnet


R & I Cabs
Torrance Taxis


Links Veterinary Group


Knowes Farm Shop
Dunbar Pet Food Ltd

William Mason
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Humble Pie Food
Lloyds Pharmacy
Lilac Tree

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The Rossborough Hotel (0.43 miles)

The Rossborough Hotel
The Rossborough Hotel is located in Dunbar on the East Coast of Scotland, an area generally regarded as Edinburgh's seaside. A place where farmland, small harbours, beaches and rolling fairways create beautiful scenery. The hotel is ... More | visit website
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Rowan Cottage Guest House (0.48 miles)

Rowan Cottage Guest House

Relaxing and comfortable furnished rooms overlooking the golf course and with sea views.Easy travel distance to Edinburgh of 20-30 minutes. Ideal Location for travelling around or visiting Scotland.This is warm, friendly, guest house, in a ... More | visit website

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Portleith Guest House (0.53 miles)

Portleith Guest House

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Portleith Guest House is a small Guest House and has wonderful sea views and is right next to Winterfield Golf Course. Edinburgh the capital city is only 20/30 minutes drive ... More

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Overhailes Farmhouse (7.62 miles)

Overhailes Farmhouse
From the minute you arive at Overhailes Farmhouse we want to make sure you have everything you need to make the most of your stay with us. We have 3 beautiful rooms for you to choose ... More | visit website

Fenton Tower (8.72 miles)

Fenton Tower

Fenton Tower is a magnificent, fortified 16th Century tower located just 20 miles east of Edinburgh between Gullane and North Berwick. Set amongst the rolling countryside and surrounded by beautiful links golf courses, including Muirfield, ... More

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County Hotel (8.72 miles)

County Hotel
Situated in the Heart of North Berwick, The County Hotel is a fantastic place to stay when visiting the area. With its 10 bedrooms it is large enough to accommodate groups but small enough to ... More | visit website
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Nether Abbey (9.34 miles)

Nether Abbey

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The Nether Abbey Hotel has been owned by successive generations of the same family for fifty years. In 2004 the Hotel shut for extensive renovations and refurbishment with simply stunning ... More | visit website

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One Green Hope Guest House (9.75 miles)

One Green Hope Guest House

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Green Hope nestles in the quiet seclusion of the Whiteadder river valley in the Scottish borders. Once a traditional stone built cottage, now thoroughly modernised and very spacious and comfortable. The windows ... More

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Maitlandfield House Hotel (10.52 miles)

Maitlandfield House Hotel

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Within walking distance of the picturesque county town of Haddington and just 16 miles (26 km) from Edinburgh, Maitlandfield House boasts traditional charm and original elegance. The Maitlandfield House Hotel combines the ... More

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Drem Farmhouse (10.52 miles)

Drem Farmhouse
Drem Farmhouse is a large Georgian house set in the picturesque conservation village of Drem, located in the heart of East Lothian, surrounded by golf courses, beaches and within easy reach of Edinburgh. It is the ... More | visit website

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