Tucked away in the luscious countryside between North Berwick and Dundar in East Lothian, on a huge expanse of farming land with views to die for, sits Harvest Moon Holidays.
The long drive up the rocky, dusty track guaranteed one thing - this is a place to get away from it all. The wide open fields gave way to a tree lined trail though the forest and as we emerged we were rewarded with vast views of the Firth of Forth and out to the North Sea in all its dark and moody glory.
We were met by Craig, who took us to our rather quirky and unique accommodation for the night, the wooden treehouses, which are perched up the hill, overlooking the fields, forest and sand dunes.
Not only is this town situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the central belt of Scotland, and on the train route between the two, it also has fantastic travel links with the rest of Scotland making it easy peasy to hop on a train and head up north. A very attractive town, the houses that line the high street date from the 1800’s and there is a distinct oldy worldy feel. Cute little independent retailers line the main street as well as local bakers, butchers, and sweetie makers meaning while you are staying there you can treat yourself to some authentic local food. Situated in West Lothian, near the border with Stirlingshire, there are lots of big attractions nearby which makes it an ideal base to stay while you explore.
Whatever your budget a stay in Linlithgow is more than possible. If you fancy getting close to nature Beecraigs Country Park has a camping and caravanning area, with hard standing pitches and electric hook ups for caravans open all year, and also a grass tent area open from April to October.