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North Berwick, East Lothian

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North Berwick, East Lothian

North Berwick (Scottish Gaelic: Bearaig a Tuath) is a seaside town and former royal burgh in East Lothian, Scotland. It is situated on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, approximately 25 miles east north east of Edinburgh. North Berwick became a fashionable holiday resort in the 19th century because of its two sandy bays, the East (or Milsey) Bay and the West Bay, and continues to attract holiday makers to this day. Golf courses at the ends of each bay are open to visitors.
Post townNorth Berwick
Administrative CountyEast Lothian
Traditional CountyEast Lothian
OS GridNT5585
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01620 89xxxx
Population6,223
 

Other names by which North Berwick, East Lothian has been known in the past

Berwick North ~ North Berwicke

North Berwick, East Lothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

North Berwick, watering-place, royal and police burgh, and par., Haddingtonshire, at the entrance of the Firth of Forth, 5 miles NE. of Drem Junction and 22½ miles NE. of Edinburgh by rail - par., 5067 ac., pop. 2688; royal burgh, pop. 1177; police burgh, pop. 1711; P.O., T.O.,l Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday. North Berwick has fine sands and golfing links, and a healthy bracing climate. It was made a royal burgh by a charter of Robert III. It formed one of the Haddington District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returned 1 member until 1885.

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