North Berwick is a charming seaside town with sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour and a bustling high street surrounded by beautiful countryside. The area provides some of the best golf courses in Scotland. Muirfield, North Berwick, Dunbar and Gullane are only some of the twenty-plus courses within a twenty minute drive, all offering a different challenge and attracting golfers from around the world.
North Berwick has so much to offer - it's a great place to share a visit with family and friends. You might enjoy a lunch of fish and chips sitting on the soft sands of the beach, followed by an ice-cream. The main beach has a boating/paddling pool at low tide, with rocks and pools for the children to explore.
The quaint High Street has sweet and souvenir shops, as well as tea shops, pubs and restaurants. If you feel energetic, you might consider a climb up the North Berwick Law which, at over 600 feet in height, offers stunning views across the Firth of Forth and the surrounding countryside.
Local visitor attractions include The Scottish Seabird Centre, Glenkinchie Distillery, John Muir House, Myreton Motor Museum and East Fortune Museum of Flight. The area also boasts a variety of historic houses and castles including Lennoxlove House, Dirleton Castle and Tantallon Castle with its spectacular views to the nearby Bass Rock.
Other popular activities in the area include - scuba diving, fishing, hill-walking and bird watching.
With the recent opening of the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, this is the ideal location for the enthusiastic bird watcher or nature lover.
You will love North Berwick and we guarantee you will want to visit the town again!
Accommodation Booking Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions detailed below apply to all bookings made online, by telephone or in person.
When you make a booking, your contract (which shall include these terms and conditions) will be with The Nether Abbey Hotel, 20 Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 4NJ.
All prices displayed are per person per night bed and breakfast.
All prices include V.A.T at the current prevailing rate.
Prices are subject to change without notice. However, your price is guaranteed once you have paid a deposit. Deposits are non-refundable even due to adverse weather conditions.
The price does not include any incidental charges which you may incur during your stay such as restaurant, bar and telephone charges. All such charges should be paid on departure.
In the event that these charges are not paid it is a condition of your contract with The Nether Abbey that you irrevocably authorise The Nether Abbey to debit your credit or debit card for the amount of any shortfall. This also applies to charges that were unknown upon checkout but that were incurred during your stay.
Feature Room - Room One
Room one may be reserved on the purchase of a full celebration package. We cannot guarantee at any time that you will be pre-allocated Room One without the Supplement of the celebration package. (To reserve "Number One" without the celebration package, a supplement of £20 per person will apply)
All rooms are doubles or Twins and guests occupying these on their own will be charged at the single occupancy rate. For certain dates we may remove availability of rooms for single occupancy, however rooms may be reserved using the two person rate for a twin or double.
Children from the age of 5 to 12 will be charged at £15 per child per night bed and breakfast. All other meals will be charged as taken. Availability of these rooms is limited and Z or portable beds may be used.
All of the bedrooms at the Nether Abbey are non smoking. Smoking is not allowed in the Bathroom or the bedroom. If the housekeeping department think that you have been smoking in your room then we reserve the right to charge a fee of £75 for the deep cleaning of the bedroom.
Only small well behaved dogs are allowed to stay in the hotel. They must sleep in their own basket and not be allowed on any of the furniture in the room. We would ask that wet or muddy dogs are not taken to the bedrooms. If the room is particularly dirty we will charge an additional cleaning fee of £30.
There are 15 car parking spaces available at the front of the hotel which is for the use of all Bone Fide customers of the Nether Abbey. Car Parking spaces cannot be guaranteed or reserved.
Deposits and Pre Payments
A deposit is required to confirm all accommodation bookings and is currently £30 per person. Until such time as the deposit is paid all bookings are provisional and may be released at any time without prior notification to the booker.
You are required to guarantee your booking with a valid debit or credit card at the time of booking.
All deposit are non refundable unless due to exceptional circumstances. All applications for a deposit refund should be made in writing.
Depending on the reason for the cancellation, it is sometimes possible to reclaim these cancellation charges under the terms of certain insurance policies. If you have such an insurance policy and this applies to you , claims must be made to the insurance company concerned.
To reserve three or more rooms the procedure will be different.
0-14 days: First night charged in full, any nights after this will be charged at 75% of the total value of the booking.
15-28 days: First night charged in Full and 50 % of the total value of the booking
29 days or more: First night charged in full.
All accounts unless with prior arrangement must be settled on departure
A valid credit card must be available on arrival. If you intend to settle your account with cash then we will ask you for payment of your accommodation in advance.
The Nether Abbey accepts all Major credit and Debit cards with the exception of American Express and Diners.
Cancellations and Amendments
All cancellations must be made in accordance with our cancellation policy.
All deposits are non refundable.
Cancellations vary in accordance with the number of rooms booked.
The cancellation policy for individual bookings is 48 hours notice. Seperate terms and conditions apply to group bookings. If rooms are cancelled within this period we reserve the right to charge in full for the first night and 50% for all nights after this.
Whilst we will make every effort to fulfil any special requests that you may have in relation to your booking we cannot unfortunately guarantee that we will be able to meet any particular requests that you make and any failure in this regard by ourselves will not constitute a breach of contract.
In the unlikely event that we have to change or amend your reservation we reserve the right to do so. However you have the right to:
*accept the changed arrangements as notified or
*Cancel your reservation and receive a full refund for any monies you have paid to the Nether Abbey Hotel in respect of your reservation.
*The Nether Abbey will not be liable for any sums you have paid to any other persons in connection with your reservation and we will have no further liability should you wish to cancel your reservation.
We respectfully remind all guests that a reservation made verbally or in writing constitutes a legal contract between themselves and the Nether Abbey Hotel and cancellation policies will be strictly enforced.
The Nether Abbey Hotel shall not be responsible for any loss or damage which you may suffer arising from events outside of its control or its suppliers. This could include without limitation; Fire, Failure of gas, electric or other power supplies, strikes, industrial action, terrorist activity, transportation problems ,bad weather.
There are six sport centres, five swimming pools including a leisure pool with flume and waves, bowling greens, tennis courts, children's activities and golf courses. With so much to choose from it is never hard to find something to do in East Lothian.
Other popular activities in the area include - cycling, scuba diving, fishing, hill-walking, karting and bird watching. Local visitor attractions include The Scottish Seabird Centre, Glenkinchie Distillery, John Muir House, Myreton Motor Museum and East Fortune Museum of Flight with Concorde. The area also boasts a variety of historic houses and castles including Lennoxlove House, Dirleton Castle and Tantallon Castle with its spectacular views to the nearby Bass Rock. Below you will find details of just a few of the attractions in the North Berwick area. If you need more information please do not hesitate to ask.
North Berwick is dominated by the Law ('hill') - an extinct volcano rising to over 600 feet in height. The climb is not too strenuous (sturdy boots are recommended) and the views offer ample reward. If you are not feeling so energetic perhaps a walk around the beautiful Lodge Grounds or too the beach would suit you better.
Lodge Grounds, North Berwick Open April to September. With trampolines, Swing-ball and giant draughts this is an ideal place for children's picnics and outings.
|The East Links North Berwick Open April to September.
Two putting courses, six tennis courts and a petanque terrain make the East Links very popular with families during the summer months.
|West Links North Berwick Open April to September. Two putting courses.|
The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, is the ideal location for the enthusiastic bird watcher or nature lover.
|Dunbar Leisure Pool The shallow beach area and waves really let you know you are by the sea when you visit this pool. There is a big yellow flume to speed down into a separate splash pool as well as a bubble bed, geysers and sprays. For relaxing there is a steam room and sauna, while for working out there is a gym, dance studio and activity hall.|
|And whilst in historic Dunbar, visit the harbour and see the remains of the castle. You might also like to visit John Muir House and the John Muir Country Park.|
The Nether Abbey Hotel has been owned by successive generations of the same family since 1957. In 2004 the Hotel shut for extensive renovations and refurbishment with simply stunning results. Although priding ourselves on old fashioned personal service there is nothing staid or old fashioned about the Hotel. The public areas are open plan, cool, contemporary and with all the sophistication you would expect from a city centre bar and restaurant. We take great pride in the food and drink we offer with the emphasis on quality and fresh local ingredients – there’s a good chance that the guy sitting next to you at the Bar will have caught the Sea Bass you had for dinner!
The hotel's twelve bedrooms were closed in December 2006, extensively renovated and refurbished and re-opened some four months later on 31st March 2007.The Nether Abbey Hotel is well placed within North Berwick to take full advantage of the area's fine beaches, the wide variety of outdoor pursuits available, the town's Sports Centre with indoor swimming pool and the new Scottish Seabird Centre, located at North Berwick harbour. And why not take advantage of reduced rates at the McDonald Marine Spa?
More recently, in May 2014 the bar had a huge rennovation and extension. This has allowed us a much more spacious area with a lively atmosphere and a real destination for people to come when visiting North Berwick.
Whether you're eating in our new bar area or restaurant we always offer the same food, same service, same happiness!
In addition, the area boasts some 19 superb golf courses, ranging from the Open Championship Links at Muirfield, to Musselburgh Old links, on which golf has been played longer than anywhere else in the world. We can arrange course bookings and tee-off times at no extra charge and organize transport.