Other places of local interest

Interpreting the history
  • Do extend your time to visit the other wonders of Dunbar.
  • Visit John Muir’s Birthplace and the Town House on the High Street.
  • Enjoy the variety of shops that are available to you there.
  • For the more energetic visit Dunbar’s Swimming Pool, (ideal for the family), or enjoy surfing off Spike Island on Belhaven Beach.
  • Lauderdale Park can be recommended for younger members of the family with energy to burn off.
  • For dogs and other walkers, enjoy the John Muir Way which follows the coast.

Local poet Lesley May Miller captures the magic of Dunbar Castle –

Dunbar Castle

in afternoon blue

boys skip into the sea

tide swirls up the sand

bubbles thrown high in clear air

splash white sparks on the surface


boom and thud of waves

below ruined castle walls

basalt beats erosion

sunset deepens red sandstone

layered rock-beds tilting west


black bursts – stones scatter

volcano fractures skywards

ancient memories –

swords clang and slash

brushstroke scarlet on canvas


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