"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Dunbar

Dunbar is a town in East Lothian on the southeast coast of Scotland, approximately 28 miles (45 km) east of Edinburgh and 28 miles (45 km) from the English Border at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Dunbar is a former Royal Burgh and gave its name to an ecclesiastical and civil parish. The parish extends around 7½ miles east to west and is 3½ miles deep at greatest extent (12 x 5.5 kilometres) or 11¼ square miles (c. 3000 hectares) and contains the villages of West Barns, Belhaven, East Barns (abandoned) and several hamlets and farms.

Its strategic position gave rise to a history full of incident and strife but Dunbar has become a quiet dormitory town popular with workers in nearby Edinburgh, who find it an affordable alternative to the capital itself. Until the 1960s the population of the town was little more than 3,500.

The town is served by Dunbar railway station. Dunbar is home to the Dunbar Lifeboat Station, the second oldest RNLI station in Scotland.

Local authority: East Lothian Council

OS Grid Reference: NT678789

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Things to see and do in and around Dunbar

  • Dunbar Leisure Pool
  • Splatz Activity Cafe
  • John Muir Country Park
  • East Links Family Park
  • ReBoot Disc Golf Course
  • Pease Burn

Tourist Information

Dunbar
Tourist Information Centre
High Street
Lothian
Scotland
EH42 1ER

Phone 01368 863734
Email info@visitscotland.com
http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/edinburgh-lothians/

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Weather

Forecast for Wednesday 24 January

06:00


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 13mph.
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Pressure 986
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
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Pressure 988
Humidity 68%
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12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
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Pressure 987
Humidity 67%
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15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
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Pressure 987
Humidity 69%
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18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
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Pressure 988
Humidity 74%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
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Pressure 989
Humidity 74%
UV Index n/a
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