The historic market town of Musselburgh lies along the coast of the Firth of Forth ten kilometres east of the Edinburgh city centre in Scotland. The port town is situated where the River Esk flows into the sea. One of Scotland’s oldest towns boasts pristine architecture set against a teeming modern atmosphere evolved around golf, racing, and leisure.
The top tourist attractions in Musselburgh include the representative Musselburgh Racecourse, a horse racing venue located in the Mihill area, and Musselburgh Links, the oldest golf course in the world with extremely popular playing greens. Cultural points of interest are most notably Newhailes, the Brunton Theatre, and Musselburgh Museum. The Inveresk Lodge Gardens balances the dominant urban atmosphere with manicured garden beauty.
The area is served by the dominant Musselburgh and Wallyford railway stations. A large diversity of Lothian buses run routes through Musselburgh. The town is located off the main A1 road that connects Edinburgh to London.
The Romans first inhabited the town of Musselburgh dating back to 80 AD. It is named after the high concentration of mussels that persist along the beaches of the Firth of Forth and is so symbolic they were incorporated into the Coat of Arms.