East Lothian

Stanley Road, Gullane
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Stanley Road, Gullane

Located on the south coast of the Firth of Forth between Aberlady and North Berwick, Gullane is a well-to-do village with several golf courses and home to many wealthy and artistic Scots, which is described in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Catriona. Extensive sands to the north are overlooked by numerous fine homes and the dunes have been replaced through work by the Forestry Commission. The blowing sands contributed to the 12th Century parish church of St Andrews being abandoned in 1612. In the 19th century Gullane became a favourite site for horse racing and golf, with several Open Championships played on the Muirfield Course. There are four 18 hole golf courses at Gullane. Built as a private house in 1901, the Greywalls Hotel is one of few buildings in Scotland by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869 - 1944) and features gardens by Gertrude Jekyll (1843 - 1932). The war memorial and several houses are by Sir Robert Lorimer (1864 - 1929). The Myreton Motor Museum is also nearby.

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