Lurking modestly on Edinburgh’s doorstep, quietly proud of its fabulous coastline, East Lothian offers the perfect destination for a brief escape from the city.
All the ingredients are present and correct, from glorious beaches to romantic castles. Nobody’s making any promises about the weather, but scenery like this makes a lasting impression in any season.
Today’s Big Deal allows you to enjoy it all in a splendid setting right on the coast. The Bayswell Park Hotel and Spa in Dunbar offers all the comfort, cuisine and pampering you need and is ideally situated to explore this enticing corner of Scotland.
The Bayswell Park Hotel enjoys a spectacular cliff top location overlooking the Firth of Forth. Rooms offer superb vistas across to the Bass Rock. The recently refurbished guest accommodation blends traditional comfort with luxurious contemporary details.
Available seven days a week, today’s Big Deal offers an overnight stay for two in a double or twin superior sea view rooms, with three course dinner, full Scottish breakfast, a bottle of Prosecco on arrival and your choice of a spa treatment each, a round of golf for two or a spa treatment for one and round of golf for one. Late checkout is also included if you want a little longer to enjoy the view.
Comfortable, contemporary décor, en suite superior sea view rooms are notable for their outlook over the Firth, particularly at sunset.
The Big Deal includes the option of a treatment in the tranquil and stylish environment of the hotel spa. Choose a 30 minute treatment from a selection that includes back, neck and shoulder massages or a skin specific facial either for one or both guests.
Get into the swing
Feeling a little too energetic for the spa? An alternative option included in this offer features a round of golf at the welcoming Winterfield Golf Club in nearby Dunbar. The scenic 18 hole course offers spectacular coastal vistas and some deceptively tricky holes.
Dining in style
The Big Deal offers guests a three course dinner at the hotel’s View Restaurant, a relaxed venue that lives up to its name with its light, spacious room offering great vistas right along the coast. It’s the ideal choice for a romantic dinner for two.
Menus put the accent on local produce and classic Scottish cuisine in contemporary gastropub-style dishes.
Highlights include starters of cullen skink, crab claw meat with watercress, or pan-fried scallops, mains of Irn Bru braised Scotch short rib of beef, lightly-spiced venison burgers or steamed East Coast mussels, and desserts such as sticky toffee pudding, rich chocolate tart and affogato with a choice of liqueur.
Out and about
Dunbar is an attractive coastal town with a 13th-century castle and picturesque harbour. The East Lothian coastline is a superb location for beach walks, with miles of golden beaches at Yellowcraig, Belhaven Bay and Gullane Bents.
The dramatic medieval fortress of Tantallon is a great choice for a coastal walk from Dunbar.
With regular train connections from Edinburgh you can make this an even more relaxing break by leaving the car behind.
The Bayswell Hotel and Spa has picked up plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. These are recent contributions, edited for length:
‘The staff are absolutely fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and all very friendly. Had dinner in the restaurant, very tasty and freshly cooked.’
‘Super staff, brilliant food, views to die for what more could you ask for?’
Today’s Big Deal at the Bayswell Hotel and Spa offers a relaxing pre-Christmas getaway or, with availability until the end of March, a break to look forward to in 2016. The offer’s additional options of a spot of putting or pampering add to the enjoyment.
Whether as an escape from the mayhem of festive preparations or as a Christmas gift idea, this East Lothian offer provides the perfect winter mini-break.