East Lothian's 'loveliest' high street is in picturesque town on 'sunshine coast'

North Berwick offers many amenities and beauty spots
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A town in East Lothian was hailed for having the 'loveliest' high street.

While the death of the high street has been a concern to traders, some argue that it has been exaggerated and reckon independent shops are showing the way ahead.

One picturesque high street that caught the attention of the Sunday Times was North Berwick's - only a 50-minute drive from Edinburgh - and has everything you need.

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The charming coastal town is already popular for its pristine beach and world-renowned golf course, as the Scottish Daily Express writes. The town has enjoyed a rejuvenation in recent years and for locals and visitors wanting to browse the shops, The Sunday Times suggested Paper Flower for handmade cards and gifts and Norden for "hip homeware".

Other great shops include the boutique pet store Barker and Bone and Bostoick Bakery is nearby for those wanting a snack. The nearby Lobster Shack offers seafood dining with a view over the Firth of Forth where you'll find the freshest catches of the day.

It is no surprise why people would want to flock to the seaside town when North Berwick is located on one of the sunniest stretches of coast in Scotland. East Lothian enjoys 1,400 hours of sunshine every year and nearby Dunbar, just 11 miles to the east, is considered the sunniest place in Scotland.

North Berwick is 25 miles from Edinburgh. It takes under 50 minutes in the car while if you hop on the train, you could be there in just half an hour.