Victoria Harbour, Victoria Pl, Dunbar
East Lothian EH42 1HS
Situated at the mouth of the Firth of Forth Dunbar is one of East Lothian's most beautiful & popular seaside towns, it is known nationally & internationally as the birthplace of John Muir, renowned naturalist & conservationist.
Dunbar is located 30 miles east of Edinburgh and aopproximately 30 miles north of Berwick upon Tweed with good bus and train links both north to the Capital and South to Newcastle and beyond.
Dunbar features historic buildings, spectacular landscapes and rugged coastlines and around the harbours are attractive former warehouses and granaries.
A town of three harbours, Dunbar was once a major herring and whaling port.Its old harbour dates from 1710. Dunbar Harbour is a busy working harbour with a commercial fleet landing mainly shellfish.
The harbour is also home to one of the largest lifeboat stations in the area and there is a thriving Sailing Club and a Coastal Rowing Club as well as attracting many diving clubs to enjoy the seas around Dunbar.
The old castle walls host the UK's most accesible Kittiwake colony and, if you're lucky, you may also see Sammy, the resident friendly seal, who spends his time swimming around the harbour hoping for a fish supper from the fishermen.
Part of Dunbar's character is its wide, historic high street, with its distinctive architecture, historic Town House and John Muir Birthplace. Dunbar is packed full of local independent businesses which helps maintain its diversity and distinctive character.