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Historic Dunbar. Dunbar has had a long and significant history, with a sequence of continuous settlement extending from the Iron Age to the post-medieval period. Its strategic position on the exposed headland of the East Lothian coast was crucial to its early development, its name coming from the British 'din-bar' meaning 'summit fort'. Dunbar Castle, was an important military site, finding itself at the centre of successive wars and feuds, often to the detriment of the town. However, Dunbar's coastal position had the benefits of allowing a strong trading role for the town, with the fishing industry being particularly prominent. Dunbar's rich past is reflected in the diversity of its surviving archaeology, prehistoric enclosures to the south of the town, the medieval castle, surrounding Castle Park, its friary, tolbooth, parish church, as well as later buildings such as the Belhaven Brewery and the harbour warehouses. The whole medieval core of Dunbar is a Conservation Area, and a number of significant small standing buildings and older remains survive outside this central area. Part of the Scottish Burgh Survey, which identifies areas of archaeological interest within Scotland's historic burghs, helping to inform future development and planning as well as providing general readers with useful introductions. Historic Dunbar: Archaeology and Development (Historic Scotland).
John Muir's life and work has inspired people all over the world. Now the Dunbar birthplace of the pioneering conservationist has been transformed into a new visitor attraction. The stunning interpretative centre highlights the work and achievements of this remarkable man. Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir emigrated with his parents to the United States where he campaigned for the preservation of natural environments through his work as an environmentalist, geologist and botanist.
Dunbar Golf Club. An 18 hole, par 71, links course situated overlooking the Firth of Forth estuary in East Lothian. Includes details of hiring clubs, buggies and caddies. Dunbar
John Muir Country Park takes in some of the most spectacular East Lothian Coastline including the remains of historic Dunbar Castle. It is a haven for families seeking an enjoyable day in the open air.
Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, was founded in 1719.
Dunbar Parish Church. The building, designed by Gillespie Graham in 1821, has been beautifully reconstructed following a devastating fire in 1987 by Campbell and Arnott 1990. The colourful and modern interior includes the 16th century monument to the Earl of Dunbar and some fine stained glass by eminent contemporary Scottish artists.
St Anne's Church. The church is by H. M. Wardrop and Sir R. Rowand Anderson, 1890. Built in the Gothic revival style and decorated with some Scots detail. Welcomers on duty. North end of Dunbar High Street.
The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's Coast-to-Coast Walk and the longest of the National Trails north of the Border. It runs for 212 miles from picturesque Portpatrick on the west coast across the Galloway and Border Hills to finish on the east coast at Cockburnspath south of Dunbar. The Southern Upland Way: Scotland's Coast to Coast Trail (Cicerone Guide).
Dunbar Castle is mentioned as early as the year 858, when it was burned by Kenneth King of Scotland. It was long deemed one of the keys of the kingdom.