Map & Directions

Winton Castle is close to the village of Pencaitland in East Lothian in a very accessible location, 12 miles east of the centre of Edinburgh, close to the A1 and central Scotland’s motorway network.

You can drive from Edinburgh city centre by car or in a coach in about 30 minutes. Winton is also only about 30 minutes from Edinburgh Airport so easily reached from London and overseas.

Driving directions

To ensure you find Winton Castle easily, please print the directions along with the printable version of the Google map at the bottom of this page.

From Edinburgh, the North and West:

Follow City By-pass (A720) to the A1 (south). Turn off at Tranent. Follow the road through Tranent (pass the kids’ playpark), then turn left on the outskirts of Tranent along the B6355 towards Pencaitland. Follow the road through New Winton. You will see the north entrance to Winton Castle on the right on a sharp corner.

Please note that all coaches, lorries and commercial vehicles should continue along the road for about 800m to the coach entrance (east entrance) on the right.

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Visitors heading to Wintonhill Farmhouse should continue past the north entrance for about 400m, then Wintonhill is next on the left.

Visitors heading to Winton Cottage should turn down the coach entrance (east entrance) then take the first turning on the right.

From the South and East:

From the A68

From the A68, follow the A6093 to Pencaitland. Continue along the A6093 towards Haddington through the centre of the village of Pencaitland. Go through the traffic lights and over the old bridge. Drive slowly for about 100 metres (past Pencaitland Church) and look for the concealed gates and driveway on the left. This is a sharp turning to the left which is easy to miss. Cars can follow this drive from the south gates direct to Winton Castle.

However, coaches should continue past the south gates to the outskirts of Pencaitland, take the next left onto the B6355 towards Tranent, then after about 150 metres turn left into the coach entrance (east entrance).

From Haddington & the east

From Haddington and the east, follow the A6093 to Pencaitland. At the crossroads on the outskirts of Pencaitland, cars can go straight on for about 100 metres then turn right into the gates and driveway on the right. This drive (south entrance) goes direct to Winton Castle.

However, coaches should turn right onto the B6355 towards Tranent at the crossroads on the outskirts of Pencaitland, then after about 150 metres turn left into the coach entrance (east entrance).

Public transport

Why not reduce your carbon footprint by leaving the car behind? Here are options for trains and buses to Winton:

  • Regular trains can be caught from Edinburgh to  Wallyford on the North Berwick. Wallyford station is about 10 minutes from Winton. Or, you can catch a train to Newcraighall (the Tweedbank / Scottish Borders line).  Train timetables can be checked at
  • If you need to be picked up at Wallyford or Newcraighall, you can call a local taxi firm such as Colins Cabs (01620 825825) or AC Taxis & Minibuses (0131 665 5000).
  • There are buses from Edinburgh to Tranent or Pencaitland provided. Tranent is about 3 miles and 5 minutes from Winton.