Thurston Manor Leisure Park
Thurston Manor lies at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills in Scotland. They are near the stunning East Lothian coastline and they offer guests the chance to share special holidays and short breaks with family and friends that are memorable and enjoyable.
Staying at Thurston Manor will change your view of holiday parks forever. Thurston Manor was once a country estate and now it acts as a tasteful holiday accommodation with superior facilities. They have received many prestigious awards such as VisitScotland's 4 Star Holiday Park and the AA 5 Pennant Award.
Site facilities include:
? A Key Store shop where you can get the essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs
? A children's play area
? A fresh water lake where you can go fly fishing
? Miles of footpaths and walks through beautiful countryside full of wildlife
? Night security patrols
? Dogs are welcome on the site for responsible pet owners
? Just a few minutes away from the site are a beach, a golf course and pony trekking
Thurston Manor has facilities for holidaymakers who wish to visit the site as well as areas for holiday home owners on the site. You can do as much or as little as you wish during your stay at the site. They have an excellent indoor swimming pool and leisure facilities where you can either relax or exercise. Near the park there are places to go fishing, walking, riding and places to enjoy a variety of water sports such as surfing and diving.
East Lothian and neighbouring Berwickshire have many historic places of interest to visit and a variety of attractions. Only 25 miles away is the metropolis of Edinburgh which has bright lights, world class theatres, restaurants and shops.
There is plenty of choice for golfers in the area. East Lothian is known as Edinburgh's Golf Coast with 22 courses in the area. In the area is the oldest playing golf course in the world at Musselburgh Links which hosted the Open Championship 6 times between 1884 and 1889.
The closest golf course to Thurston Manor, The Dunbar East Links course, was designed around 1850 and is a challenging course that has hosted all the major Scottish Championships.
Here are some great attractions in the area:
? Dunbar Leisure Pool is a great place to bring your family. They have waves, sprays and a bubble bed as well as a big yellow flume that your children will love. They also have a 6 lane pool that you can swim in.
? John Muir Country Park is a lovely place to visit. Located in nearby Dunbar they include some of the most magnificent East Lothian coastline, grasslands, salt marsh and woodland. They also offer pony rides and wildlife trails and feature great picnic spots.
?East Links Family Park is a great for a family day out. They are located in Dunbar and feature a train safari, pony rides, go-karts, a giant maze, trampolines and soft play areas for younger children. It is easy to spend an entire day at the park. Their farm has plenty of animals to see. They have a great café that serves hot and cold snacks. They have picnic areas available for those that want to bring their own food to the park.
? The Scottish Seabird Centre is a wonderful attraction that overlooks the sea at North Berwick. It is a 5 Star, multi-award winning family attraction that is set about a half an hour from Thurston Manor. They are open all year round for guests to visit. They have an exciting discovery centre that features live cameras to view puffins, gannets, seals and more. They have a kids play zone that has a programme of workshops and activities for both children and adults to enjoy. Visitors can also browse their well-stocked gift shop.
? Prestongrange Museum at Prestonpans is a great place to take your children. They have games, toys and trails that will keep them entertained as they learn about the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. You can take audio tours of the museum and visit the Beam Engine and Power House. They have a programme of special events that everyone can enjoy. You can even bring your dog along to the museum. You can have a picnic here or you can eat at their small café.
? The Museum of Flight at East Fortune is another great attraction. It occupies the site of a former RAF airfield and features many interesting aircraft including the world famous Concorde.