Explore the area

Places to visit near Seton Sands

Scotland's rugged coastal beauty is legendary: miles of unspoilt sand where you'll beach-comb for coconuts or lava; plus remote islands and grand cities. This region is full of history and raw beauty just waiting to be explored.

Lots to see and do

Our top picks

There are lots of fabulous places to visit, using Haven holiday parks as your base. From beautiful beaches and landscapes to places of interest like historical sites and nature trails, or attractions like theme parks and wildlife parks - there are choices to suit the whole family. Check out our top picks.
Butterfly and Insect World

Attractions

Butterfly and Insect World

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Enjoy a day with the creepy crawlies and take part in fish feeding and animal handling with the tarantulas, snakes and millipedes.

Address:

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World, at Dobbies Garden World, Melville Nursery, Midlothian, EH18 1AZ

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
10 miles from Seton Sands
Panoramic view of Edinburgh

Places of interest

Edinburgh

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With a thriving cultural scene and streets full of history, you can spend your days exploring the beautiful city of Edinburgh. The UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of the city combines the medieval Old Town, the Georgian New Town and award-winning modern architecture. Make the most of the thriving culture, the magnificent castle, the Royal Mile and top cuisine.

Address:

Visit Scotland (Edinburgh & Lothians), Ocean Point One, 94 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6JH

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
14 miles from Seton Sands
A view of Edinburgh Castle from afar

Places of interest

Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of Scotland's dynamic capital city, it is sure to capture your imagination and the scenery will take your breath away.

Address:

Edinburgh Castle, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2NG

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
14 miles from Seton Sands
Panda eating bamboo

Attractions

Edinburgh Zoo

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A great day out for all the family. A visit to the Giant Panda exhibit is a must for your only chance to see pandas in the UK.

Address:

Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 6TS

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
18 miles from Seton Sands
Panoramic view of Edinburgh

Attractions

Museum of Childhood

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The Museum of Childhood is a fun day out for the whole family. Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane. Hands-on activities, including a puppet theatre and dressing up area, help to make your visit a memorable one.

Address:

Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
14 miles from Seton Sands
The Edinburgh Dungeon

Attractions

The Edinburgh Dungeon

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Delve into Scotland’s most horrible history at the Edinburgh Dungeon - experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects. Are you brave enough to face 80-minutes of Scotland’s dark past? A child's age range is 15 years and younger and must be accompanied by an adult.

Address:

31 Market Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1QB

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
14 miles from Seton Sands
Aerial view of The Fortress

Attractions

East Links Family Park

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East Links is a farm themed activity park that brings out the child in all ages. It's the ideal family and children’s day out where the adults have as much fun as the kids.

Address:

East Links Family Park, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1XF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
19 miles from Seton Sands
Red cantilever bridge, Forth Bridge

Places of interest

Forth Bridge

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Iconic, historic and dynamic, Scotland’s Forth Bridges are a wonder of the modern world. Towering side by side over the Firth of Forth, these structures represent the pinnacle of engineering from three centuries.

Address:

Forth Bridge South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
30 miles from Seton Sands
Children in the National Museum of Flight

Attractions

National Museum of Flight

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Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. See amazing aircrafts in our two transformed hangars and fill your day with interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences and acres of green grass and fresh air.

Address:

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, EH39 5LF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
11 miles from Seton Sands
2 Seabird cruise boats at Bass Rock

Attractions

Scottish Seabird Centre

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Enjoy a great day out at the seaside with the five star Scottish Seabird Centre. Get back to nature at this award-winning, all-weather attraction with Discovery Centre, gift shop, cafe and boat trips.

Address:

Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick, Ayrshire, EH39 4SS

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
13 miles from Seton Sands
Sunset at Seacliff Beach

Beaches

Seacliff Beach

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Not far from North Berwick lies the hidden gem of Seacliff Beach, an unspoilt private beach, which is ideal if you want to avoid the crowds. Discover the tiny sandstone harbour thought to be the smallest in the UK, and enjoy the splendid views of Bass Rock and the ruins of Tantallon Castle.

Address:

Seacliff Beach, North Berwick, EH39 5PP

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
16 miles from Craig Tara
Dirleton Castle © Thomas Münter (flickr)

Places of interest

Dirleton Castle

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For 400 years, Dirleton Castle stood as a magnificent fortress-residence for three successive noble families. It was badly damaged during Cromwell’s siege of 1650, but its fortunes revived in the 1660s when the Nisbet family built a new mansion close to the picturesque ruins.

Address:

Dirleton Castle, Edinburgh and the Lothians, East Lothian, EH39 5ER

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
10 miles from Seton Sands