Things to do in North Berwick
Where is North Berwick?
North Berwick is a beautiful seaside town situated in East Lothian, Scotland. Just 30 minutes away from the grand city of Edinburgh, North Berwick is a natural sanctuary with coastal scenes and idyllic beaches to explore. Being so close to the sea, North Berwick boasts a host of quirky shops, fish and chip restaurants and ice cream parlours to try.
What to do in North Berwick?
North Berwick is the perfect destination with unique shops, boat trips, wildlife and even Gin Tasting Tours to experience. So what are the activities that a trip to North Berwick would be lost without?
NB Distillery Ginspiration Tour
We might be a little biased here, but you cannot visit North Berwick without a trip to our NB Distillery and experience one of the gin tasting tours. When you visit us for a Ginspiration Tour you will be able to relax, unwind, explore and sample our award winning spirits. When you arrive you will be offered a selection of NB Distillery’s spirits to sample, as well as a drink of your choice to help you really unwind.
Have you ever been curious as to how our world class gin was made? During your Ginspiration Tour you will be taken on a tour and learn about the London Dry process and hear the story of how our gin came into fruition.
Scottish Seabird Centre
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a must-do if you are visiting North Berwick. Situated right by the seaside, you will have the opportunity to learn about the local marine wildlife and how they fit in with Scotland's ecosystem. With interactive cameras, you will also be able to zoom in on the seabirds and witness their beauty for yourself. If you are visiting North Berwick during the summer season, you can even take a boat trip to get even closer to Scotland's breathtaking wildlife. Definitely something to keep an eye out for!
Just five minutes from our distillery! Part of North Berwick's history is Tantallon Castle. Originally home to Red Douglas dynasty, it was then besieged by James V and James IV and then eventually destroyed by the troops of Oliver Cromwell in 1651. This visit will give you the perfect opportunity to learn more about its rich history with the help of preserved artefacts.
During your visit to Tantallon Castle you will be able to ascend the steps to the top of the castle where you can take in the breathtaking views of the Bass Rock and witness gannets plunging into the North Sea. You will also be able to descend down the steps into a prison! Learning about its nail biting past should definitely be added to your list of things to do in North Berwick.
National Museum of Flight
For all the aviation lovers out there, the National Museum of Flight will be another highlight of your trip to North Berwick. During your visit you will be able to learn about the World War’s, explore UK’s only surviving Boeing 707, see inside Concorde, board a Comet, discover the history of East Fortune Airfield and make a pit stop at their on-site cafe. Top tip: There are often events going on at the museum, so it is always worth checking in advance to book tickets!
Steampunk Coffee Shop
If you are spending some time in the North Berwick after visiting the NB Distillery or perhaps the Tantallon Castle and looking for somewhere to grab a light lunch, the Steampunk Coffee Shop is famous for its unique decor and delicious food. When you visit for breakfast you will be spoilt for choices with dishes such as homemade granola, locally made Julie’s Jams, toast with homemade cashew butter, filled toasted croissants and savoury muffins. Or perhaps their lunch menu will tempt. How does homemade fresh soup or an oozing grilled cheese sandwich sound? A visit to North Berwick really wouldn’t be complete without at least popping in for a hot cup of coffee and a slice of cake. You will literally be tasting what North Berwick has to offer with all of their local produce on offer.