Come join me for a wander round the stunning grounds of the Gosford Estate which we'll round off nicely with a coffee and cake.
* GOSFORD: is the seat of the 'Earl of Wemyss and March’ and is set in 5,000 acres of combined coast and parkland. The neo-classical mansion was built for the 7th Earl between 1790 and 1800 and was one of the last great architectural commissions of celebrated Scots architect Robert Adam. Inside, the building exceeds the expectations raised by its elegant exterior.
* THE GROUNDS: We'll see the 18th-century "Mausoleum' where the 7th Earl of Wemyss, Francis Charteris, [masked]) is buried, the Ice House (designed to blend in with the landscape), the Boat house, Farm Cottages and of course the imposing grandeur of 'Gosford House'. We'll walk up the numerous paths, round the large ornamental ponds and see the Curling House' built with Tufa rock.
* THE BOTHY FARM SHOP AND CAFE: Gosford has it's own farm shop selling local produce, eggs and meats. Once we've done our walking we'll reward ourselves with a visit to the Gosford Bothy Café to savour their delicious home baking.
GETTING TO GOSFORD
🚌BUS: East Scotland Bus No 124 to Aberlady. Leaves Waterloo Place (STOP ZK), at 11:40 and arrives at the stop nearest to Gosford's Bothy Farm Shop around 12:40. (The Farm Shop is a 9 minute walk from the bus stop).
🚙CAR: Car Park available (EH32 0PX) *The link in the map is not accurate*. From the A198 Coastal Road (as you drive from Longniddry to Aberlady) turn right at the signpost for Bothy Farm Shop (The Craiglielaw Golf Course will be on your left)
RETURNING TO EDINBURGH
🚌BUS:East Scotland Bus No 124 returns to Edinburgh twice per hour. Leaves from the main road at 15:39, 16:09, 16:39 etc https://www.travelinescotland.com/
Attire: Dress to suit the weather and wear comfy walking boots/shoes.
Snack: Bring a snack or why not treat yourself to a visit at the Bothy Cafe?
Dogs: Welcome (although may need to be on leads most of the time)