The Royal Burgh of Haddington is a bustling market town situated just 20 miles outside of Edinburgh in East Lothian. Surrounded by peaceful rolling hills and beautiful countryside in every direction, Haddington is often referred to as the ‘hidden toun’, due to its unique placement within such an expansive rural landscape.
The town is well known for its vibrant culture, offering plenty of events, attractions, activities and scenery that the whole family can enjoy. The local high street is home to a delightful selection of grocers, butchers, wine shops and florists, as well as charming gift shops, independent retailers and craft galleries. There's also a number of quaint cafes, tea rooms and delicatessens, which are lovely places to sit and relax while watching the world go by over a good cup of coffee or a spot of lunch. We recommend Diggory’s or the Peter Potter Gallery for scenic views across the River Tyne.
Thanks to it's agricultural roots, which formed the basis for much of the town's prosperity, Haddington also offers a delectable selection of locally grown produce. Phantassie Organics offers a fabulous array of fresh produce and can deliver wonderful vegetable boxes – including fruit and eggs – straight to your door. Alternatively, Knowes Farm Shop in the neighbouring village of East Linton offers a wide selection of delicious home-made goodies, such as soups, jams, chutneys, langoustines, crab and patés alongside locally reared meats and game. If you’d prefer to get even closer to the source, Haddington farmer’s market takes place on the last Saturday of each month, offering tempting treats alongside a good dose of local hospitality.