The West Wing
The Mill House
East Linton
Self Catering for 5

The West Wing - self catering at Phantassie, East Linton East Lothian

The Bass Rock East Lothian
The Bass Rock

Where are we?
- East Linton

With over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, spectacular cliffs, award-winning tourist attractions and the world's finest selection of links golf courses, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature! It may feel like a million miles away, but it's only minutes from Edinburgh by car.

East Linton lies largely to the west of a bridge built in the 1500s over the River Tyne, but probably predates it by many centuries. The river proved ideal as a source of power for mills, a number of which were built along its banks.

Just 200 yards from The West Wing is picturesque Preston Mill, a survivor dating back to the end of the 1500s. This is run by the National Trust for Scotland and is one of the oldest meal mills in the country with its machinery still in working order.

Preston Mill, East Linton
Preston Mill

Linn Rocks and waterfall below Linton Bridge
Linn Rocks

Preston Mill; the waterfall below Linton bridge, known locally as the Linn Rocks; the village square complete with a splendid gilt fountain; the 16th century Phantassie doocot; the attractive domestic architecture and the river bank with its elegant willows dipping over the water, have combined over the years to make East Linton a natural haven for artists.

Phantassie Doocot (Dovecot) and Preston Kirk beside the track leading to The West Wing Self Catering
Phantassie Doocot & Preston Kirk
Belhaven Bay
Belhaven Bay at low tide
Boats at North Berwick
Boats at North Berwick

This is a splendid area for outdoor activities of all kinds, including hiking, cycling, fishing, swimming and surfing, sailing, riding, water sports and boat trips. Golf is a major attraction, and the county boasts no fewer than 16 magnificent courses.
For the less energetic painting, sketching, bird-watching and photography are very popular.

Here are just a few of the attractions close at hand:

A short stroll from The West Wing:

Preston Mill
The Tyne riverbank
Phantassie Doocot
The Lynn Rocks
Smeaton Lake

Within 5 miles:

Tantallon Castle
The Museum of Flight (for Concorde)
Hailes Castle
North Berwick (for boat trips round the Bass Rock)
The Scottish Seabird Centre
Dirleton Castle
East Links Country Park ( a great fun day for children)
The John Muir Way

Less than an hour's drive:

Ocean Terminal, Leith (for the Royal Yacht Britannia)

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