The Barns Ness Hotel

The Barns Ness HotelOffering warm Scottish hospitality, this hotel is ideally located for the picturesque East Lothian scenery and its numerous golf courses. The en suite bedrooms are comfortably furnished with numerous practical and convenient amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. Unwind with a bar meal, single malt whisky or local ale in the bar; or treat yourself to something that bit more special in the cosy Maurentania restaurant, amid the original mahogany panelling of the cruise liner. A short drive from the upgraded A1 and an effortlessly short walk away from the train station, offering access to Edinburgh in just 30 minutes.
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The 16 en suite rooms are all comfortably furnished, some rooms have a sea view. Extra beds are available on request; please contact the hotel for details.

Hotel details

Built in 1854 the hotel is a traditional Victorian villa in the centre of the busy town of Dunbar. It has 16 en suite rooms, all of which are comfortable furnished and have either a king-size or standard double bed. The Lighthouse restaurant opened in October 2007 serving a range of dishes using fresh local produce. The Veranda bar has a comfortable local atmosphere offering a wide range of beers, wines and spirits including over 30 malt whiskeys.

General information

Rating : 3 stars
Size : 16 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 14:00 to 23:00
Check-out :  to 11:00


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Newspapers
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)


  • Room Service
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

The Lighthouse Restaurant opened in October 2007 to great critical acclaim. A combination of contemporary cuisine mixed with traditional style and flare. Opening in March 2008 Retro's At The Barns Ness is our take on the classic American Diner. A relaxed and informal atmosphere this will provide some of the famous American classics set within a retro environment.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site. 


Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges. 

Location & area


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EH42 1JY Dunbar

Travel information

By Car: From the A1 (east): - Follow the A1 towards Dunbar. - Exit the A1 at signs for the A1087 (Queen's Road), which will lead you into Dunbar. - Turn left at Countess Road. - Station Road is your next left. From the A1 (west): - Follow the A1 in an easterly direction until you have crossed the River Tyne (near East Linton). - At the 2nd roundabout you come to, take the 1st exit onto Spott Road. - Continue on until you reach the A1087 (Queens Road), where you must turn left. - Turn left into Countess Road. - Station Road is your next left. Parking: Private parking for 12 vehicles is available at the hotel. By train (from Dunbar Railway Station, 300 m): From the station, head north up Station Road, which will lead you to the hotel. By air (from Edinburgh Airport, 33 miles / 53 km): - Take the number 100 bus to Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh. - From Waverley Railway Station you can catch trains to Dunbar, leaving every 2 hours until 15:00, and roughly half-hourly between 17:00 and 19:00. - Alternatively, Firstbus operates the more frequent number 6 bus service to Dunbar, leaving from St Andrew Square (across the road from Waverley Bridge).

Area information

Belhaven Brewery (0.8 miles / 1.2 km) - having been brewing since 1719, this was until 2005 the longest established independent brewery in the U.K. Tours of the brewery are popular with tourists. Preston Mill (6.6 miles / 10.6 km) - situated on the River Tyne in nearby East Linton, this is one of the oldest mechanically working mills in Scotland. The nearby mill pond is home to various ducks and geese. Tantallon Castle (10 miles / 16 km) - an imposing 14th century castle, now a partial ruin since an attack by Cromwell's army in 1651. Situated on a rocky headland surrounded by high cliffs, the site offers northerly views of the sea-bird colony on Bass Rock.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later, the first night will be charged.  In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

15 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy