The town of North Berwick might be often overlooked due to it’s proximity to the city of Edinburgh, around an hour to the west, but the town has plenty to offer especially to anyone with an interest in ornithology (bird watching).
One of the town’s major attractions is the Scottish Seabird Centre which allows visitors to explore the fascinating world of seabirds, including puffins, via state of the art remote cameras on the nearby islands of Fidra, May and Bass Rock.
Bass Rock has become one of the most important nesting grounds for puffins, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, eider ducks and other marine wildlife with over 100,000 gannets breeding there each year alone. Visitors can take a boat trip out to the rock to see the birds up close.
Other attractions around North Berwick include Tantallon Castle which sits at the top of a series of cliffs on the Firth of Forth and acted as the seat of power for Douglas Earls of Angus.