Maitlandfield House Hotel
Near Musselburgh, East Lothian
Musselburgh is the oldest town in Scotland, formed by the Romans in the years following their invasion of the country in 80 AD. Originally a fort a little inland from the mouth of the River Esk, the name is derived from the words “mussel”, referring to the shellfish, and “burgh”, the Old English word for town.
The town is also the largest settlement in East Lothian, and is roughly 11 miles from the Maitlandfield House hotel, easily accessible through the A1. It is also served by two railway stations and other public transportation links to the rest of Scotland are available as well.
Musselburgh is popular with hotel guests at Maitlandfield House, East Lothian, for those wishing to visit the Musselburgh Racecourse and the Musselburgh Links golf course.
The Musselburgh Racecourse holds horse races in the Millhill area of the city, close to the River Esk. It offers both flat racing and National Hunt meetings and is approximately 2km long. Races are held on dates which can be found on the official Musselburgh Racecourse site, and the Maitlandfield House hotel offers Gold and Silver Race Packages to make a day at the races most enjoyable.
Links Golf Course is the oldest continuously played golf course
in the world as recognised by Guinness World Records. The course is
open to the public all year round, and is part of the many golf
breaks in East Lothian, Scotland, offered by Maitlandfield House.