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01875 871 330 or + 44 1875 871 330 (from outside the United Kingdom)
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Waterston House
East Lothian
EH32 0PY
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Opening hours:

Opening hours(BST):

We're currently open 10am – 4pm seven days a week. From Sunday 29th March 2015, we'll switch to our summer hours and open 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday and 12 noon - 6pm weekends.

Winter opening hours (GMT):

From late October 2015 until late March 2016 we will be open 10am - 4pm seven days a week, except over the festive period.

Office hours:

Our office is open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Entry to Waterston House is free and open to all

Getting here…

Waterston House is a scenic half hour's drive from the centre of Edinburgh. Find us immediately off the A198 coastal road, on your left after the 30MPH road sign, just before you enter the village of Aberlady.
If coming from the direction of North Berwick, go through Aberlady village and as you leave, you'll see a bowling green on your right hand side. We are the next turn-in on your right after the bowling green.

Getting here by public transport:

Visit to plan your journey via public transport or call 0871 200 22 33.

By bus:

First Bus X24 from Edinburgh passes the entrance way to Waterston House. Ask the driver for the ‘Pleasance, Aberlady’. When you’re ready to return home, the bus stop back is right across the road.

Look up the timetable here

By train:

The nearest railway station is Longniddry. Visit for times, fares and ticket information.