John Muir Birthplace, 126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ.

John Muir’s Birthplace is located off the A1, in the centre of the town, towards the north end of the High Street.

As part of our Green Tourism commitment ‘green’ visitors who have travelled to the Birthplace by public transport are welcome to a 10% shop discount on production of their ticket, also walking groups and those who have cycled (this cannot be combined with any other offer).

The GoSEStran app is a new journey planning tool for the south-east Scotland area. It brings together bus and train times with other transport options such as bike and car hire. Plan your end-to-end trip, and choose the cheapest, quickest or greenest option, depending on your priorities.


Dunbar Station is just a 10 minute walk away. There is a train service to Dunbar from Edinburgh, Musselburgh and the south.

For timetables see National Rail.


Regular bus services run throughout the year to and from Edinburgh city centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed and North Berwick. All stop within easy reach.

For timetables see East Coast BusesBorder Buses and Eve Coaches.


We are on National Route 76 of the National Cycle Network which runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh, Stirling and Kirkcaldy, with the route on both sides of the Forth.

Cycle racks are available either side of our main entrance and outside the Bank of Scotland.

A public cycle pump is available outside Dunbar Train Station and at the Bleachingfield Centre.


We are at the eastern end of the John Muir Way which runs between Dunbar and Helensburgh and has a link to the Southern Upland Way.


We are signposted off the A1 from the north and south and can be found in the centre of the town, towards the north end of the High Street.

Free parking is available on the High Street for 90 minutes or at the Dunbar Leisure Pool. Coach parking is available at the Leisure Pool car park.

Electric Car Charging

Electric car charging points available at the Bleachingfield Centre car park and Lauderdale House, EH42 1AD.