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Musselburgh Town Information

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With spectacular views across the Firth of Forth, Musselburgh lies at the mouth of the salmon-leaping River Esk and was first settled by the Romans.

One of its many river bridges still rests on Roman foundations. A 16th century tollbooth which dominates the main street is one of the few buildings that survived the depredations of Henry V111 during the ‘rough wooing’ of Scotland.
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Esk Bridge - Photo © Tom Bishop
Esk Bridge - Photo: Tom Bishop CCL

Musselburgh Doll Museum - Photo © Tom Bishop
Musselburgh Doll Museum -
Photo: Tom Bishop CCL

The town has a top-class horse-racing course together with the world-famous Musselburgh Golf Course, first established in 1672.

Mary Queen of Scots is said to have been one of the first golfers.

The Open Championship was played here on six occasions in the 19th century.

Nearby is the stately home of Newhailes and the beautiful Inveresk Lodge Garden.