Discover Thurston Manor's surrounding area

Dunbar, East Lothian

There are few holiday parks that can boast such spectacular surroundings and yet be so conveniently located for sandy beaches, quaint coastal towns, an abundance of historical attractions and an enchanting world class city. Edinburgh is within easy reach of Thurston Manor so you can enjoy the best of laid back country living and vibrant city life. The pretty coastal town of Dunbar is nearby and North Berwick, Haddington and East Linton offer plenty of options for relaxing days out.

In contrast, the region’s rugged coastline offers no less than eight award-winning beaches. Enjoy dramatic sea views and magnificent nature reserves with coastal paths that lead all the way from St Abbs, through the fishing town of Eyemouth and over the border to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

There's so much to do and see in the local area and to help you make the most of everything that's available we have managed to negotiate a number of discounts at local attractions and activities for our holiday guests and owners. Discounts are detailed below, simply pop into reception and ask for a voucher during your stay.

Paxton House

Paxton House

Paxton House lies at the heart of 80 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens and offers a fantastic selection of walks, wildlife and scenery.

Overlooking the majestic River Tweed, the house was originally landscaped in the 18th century by Robert Robinson and now incorporates a large variety of riverside walks, trails and outdoor attractions for visitors.

To find out more visit the Paxton House Website 

Save 10% off entry with a discount voucher

John Muir Country Park

John Muir Country Park

The Park is named after John Muir, the explorer, naturalist and conservationist who was born in Dunbar in 1838. He lived here until the age of 11, when the Muir family immigrated to the United States, where they settled in Wisconsin.

John Muir Country Park covers some of the most spectacular East Lothian coastline and is a haven for wildlife and people too. From the Castle Ruins in Dunbar, to the Peffer Burn six kilometres to the north, the Park includes the Cliff Top Trail, with fine views of the sea and the historic Bass Rock; the long sandy sweep of Belhaven Bay; the River Tyne estuary; and extensive areas of grassland, salt-marsh and woodland.

To find out more click here.

East Links Family Park

East Links Family Park

East Links Family Park is a 20 acre small farm, which provides a fun and safe environment for families to enjoy a day out. Groups of all ages are catered for and there is also an educational element for those who wish it with animal information boards, quiz sheets and education barn. With more than 60 different activities as well as all the different farm animals to visit there is more than enough to keep you busy all day long.
Indoor Play includes Haybarn, Climbing Walls, Soft Play, Ball Blast Arena, Small Animal Barn, Education Barn, Bouncy Castle and Small Trampoline.
Outdoor Play includes Go Karts, Trampolines, The Fortress, Jelly Belly, Toy Tractors, Crazy Bikes, Sledging, Rope Swinger, Milk Churn Skittles, Horseshoe Pitching and many more.
To find out more visit the East Links Family Park Website
Save 20% off entry with a discount voucher
The Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre is a five star, multi award winning, family attraction overlooking the sea at North Berwick. Open all year round, it has an exciting discovery centre with live cameras to view puffins, gannets, seals and more. The Scottish Seabird Centre also has a Wildlife Theatre, 3DTV, fish tanks plus a Kid's corner and Kid's zone. There is also a well stocked gift shop.

Save 15% on entry to the Discovery Centre, please ask Reception for the Postcard Voucher.

To find out more visit The Scottish Seabird Centre Website

The Scottish Archery Centre

The Scottish Archery Centre

If you'd like to try something new, The Scottish Archery Centre at Fenton Barns will open by arrangement. Visitors can try archery, crossbow and air rifle, all indoors under supervision and instruction.

Find out more by visiting The Scottish Archery Centre Website

Coast to Coast Surf School

Coast to Coast Surf School

One of Scotland’s leading surf sport schools, Coast to Coast Surf School operates with a team of experienced instructors offering a wide range of quality lessons and courses in the sports of Surfing, Bodyboarding, Stand Up Paddling and Coasteering.

Open March to November and run daily lesson and hire sessions from their Dunbar and Belhaven locations (East Lothian) seven days a week! For the more adventurous they also run Scottish surf tours to the most remote edges of Scotland’s beautiful and varied coastline.

Why not explore your adventurous side and take advantage of their lessons in surfing, stand up padding and coasteering.

To find out more visit the Coast to Coast Website

Save 10% on standard lesson prices with a discount voucher

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