Attractions at Thurston Manor

Fun days out and attractions around Dunbar and East Lothian

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Days out and attractions

There’s a whole host of attractions near Thurston Manor for you to enjoy, whether you are visiting on a family holiday, for a romantic couples retreat or it is your chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


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Thurston Manor
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Golfing on the East Lothian Coast

Tee up on Scotland's Golf Coast

You will find a stretch of road from Musselburgh to Dunbar in East Lothian that has been officially named Scotland's Golf Coast. Along this coastal route there are 21 top-class golf courses including the 2013 Open Championship venue, Muirfield, and the oldest continuously played golf course in the world at Musselburgh.

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Gunsgreen House

Discover secret hiding places and walk the smuggler's trail

Once described as a “Splendid Palace” built by a smuggler, Gunsgreen House stands proud overlooking the picturesque fishing town of Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders. This historic house provides a brilliant place to visit for the whole family as they discover the secret hiding places for smuggled goods, or walk the smuggler’s trail.

Gunsgreen House, a brilliant place to visit for the whole family overlooking Eyemouth

Paxton House

Enjoy a countryside stroll overlooking the River Tweed

Paxton House lies at the heart of 80 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens and offers a fantastic selection of walks, wildlife and scenery. Overlooking the majestic River Tweed, the house grounds feature a large variety of riverside walks, trails, and outdoor attractions for visitors. 

Enjoy a countryside stroll overlooking the River Tweed at Paxton House near Thurston Manor

Myreton Motor Museum

Drive on down to the history of motoring 

The Myreton Motor Museum houses a fascinating collection of cars, bicycles, motorcycles and commercial vehicles dating back to 1899. Many of these vehicles were lovingly restored by the museum’s founder, Willie Dale, in the 50s and 60s. Along with an interesting assortment of period advertising and toy vehicles, anyone with an interest in cars or an ounce of nostalgia shouldn’t miss it.

Discover a fascinating collection of cars at the Myreton Motor Museum near Thurston Manor

Glenkinchie Distillery

Experience a real taste of Scotland

Visit the picturesque Glenkinchie Distillery and experience a real taste of Scotland. Begin your journey on the Malting Floors, home to a model distillery, then make your way through the distillery production area, learning all about the way the incredible Glenkinchie Single Malt Whisky is made. To finish your tour you’ll be able to enjoy a sip of the whisky and purchase some for yourself in the Distillery shop.

Learn how whisky is made at Glenkinchie Distillery

Bamburgh Castle

You can learn all about the history of the area, Bamburgh Castle and its inhabitants in the fourteen public areas. There are over 3,000 items including arms, armour, glass, china, furniture and artwork to view. Bamburgh Castle offers an extensive programme of events throughout the year, featuring woodworking lessons, reenactments and theatre shows.

Guests and owners at Thurston Manor can take advantage of a 10% - 20% discount (excluding family tickets) by showing their key card (guests) or rewards card (owners) at the ticket office.

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Alnwick Castle

With links to Harry Potter, Alnwick Castle has a range of fantastic activities offering magical fun for all the family. The Medieval Castle, with a dramatic and intriguing history, is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and also offers tours, exhibitions and State Rooms for you to enjoy. A huge programme of events runs throughout the Castle’s seven month season with outdoor cinema experiences, wizarding weekends and music concerts.

Fun for all the family at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland

Ford & Etal Estates

One destination, over 20 attractions

There is something for everyone at Ford & Etal Estates. With so much to see and do, you can easily spend a day, or more, at Ford & Etal. From a working corn mill to the steam railway, and the ‘old school’ in Ford to the Heavy Horse Centre, no matter what your age or interest your day out will be filled with fun!

Guests and owners at Thurston Manor can take advantage of a 15% discount on entry to Heatherslaw Cornmill and Lady Waterford Hall by showing their key card (holiday guests) or rewards card (owners).

Something for everyone at Ford & Etal Estates near Riverside

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Scotland's Best Attraction (VisitScotland)

The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.


The Royal Yacht Britannia

Eyemouth Art Trail

A permanent local tourist attraction with great family appeal!

With several developments planned over the coming years, including upgraded signage, new exhibitions, Eyemouth Art Festival and new permanent installations, the Art Trail is going to be bigger and better!

Sculpture, decorative follies, beautiful touching monuments, architecture, engravings, paintings, decorative details from real life, historical artefacts, optical illusions and wonderful views, bring the whole family for a fantastic day out!

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