There’s no escaping that Gullane is golf mad, so if you’ve come to loiter on the local links, you’re in luck – the county is home to the world-famous Muirfield as well as the excellent North Berwick and Gullane courses. But don’t worry if golf isn’t your bag, there’s plenty on offer that has nothing to do with bunkers, birdies or bogeys. From the Bonnie Badger, it’s only a 10-minute walk to Gullane Bents, a sandy stretch of pet- and family-friendly beach where brave, neoprene-clad souls can swim, surf or kayak in the Firth of Forth. East Lothian is also home to the most scenic stretches of the John Muir Way, a coastal walking and biking path that runs across Scotland horizontally from Helensburgh to Dunbar. If your pace is more sedate, pay a visit to the picturesque town of North Berwick and stroll through its idiosyncratic independent shops, visit the NB distillery or take a boat trip to Bass Rock to see the seabirds. Adventure-seeking families should head to Foxlake Adventures, a reservoir with an over-water ropes course, wakeboarding and off-road segways.