There are lots of reasons to choose a new home in Dunbar, a charming coastal town just half an hour by train from Edinburgh. This enviable setting makes it the ideal location for first-time buyers or a growing family looking for a home in a rural setting, with the advantage of having the capital on the doorstep.
Dunbar offers beautiful views over the rugged North Sea coast, with sandy beaches such as Belhaven Bay, part of the extensive John Muir Country Park, named after the naturalist who is the town’s most celebrated son. The John Muir Way, which stretches from Dunbar to Helensburgh on the banks of Loch Lomond, is one of Scotland’s best walking and cycling routes.
The town is a golfer’s delight with two courses including Dunbar Golf Club, a championship level course. And there’s fun for all the family at East Links Family Park and Dunbar Leisure Pool.
As well as its lovely harbour, sandy beaches and historic buildings, Dunbar boasts a vibrant high street with plenty of cafes and shops, including the 1650 Coffee Shop, Graze Coffee and Chocolate House and The Bakery Dunbar. The town is also home to several excellent restaurants, including The Creel and The Rocks.
You can also soak up the culture with a visit to John Muir’s Birthplace or the Dunbar Town House and Museum, while the remains of Dunbar Castle, dating back to the 1070s, tower over the harbour.