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Explore the surrounding towns from Queen Margaret University

If you fancy somewhere quieter than Scotland's capital when visiting Queen Margaret University, the historic East Lothian university is nestled in the town of Musselburgh and it is not to be missed. Musselburgh boasts as having one of Britain's most stylish racecourses and is the oldest in Scotland. Its facilities are award-winning and it's one of the area's top tourist attractions. The town's name comes from the mussel beds that line the Nearby shore, so make sure you don't miss out on sampling some of the locally-sourced shellfish in one of the seafood restaurants dotted around.

A day at Portobello Beach

Just minutes away from Queen Margaret University is the well-kept seaside resort of Portobello. Enjoy fish and chips along the promenade or pop into one of the cute seafront cafés and get a pot of tea and some cake. The beach is pristinely clean, and the long stretch of soft golden sand is perfect for a sun-drenched stroll or a walk to blow the cobwebs away.

Explore Nearby Edinburgh

The delights of Edinburgh are within easy reach. Stroll down the Golden Mile, embrace history at the castle or say hello to the animals at Edinburgh Zoo. Plus you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Queen Margaret University? Travelodge Edinburgh Musselburgh is just one junction away on the A1. If you fancy staying more centrally, a direct train between Edinburgh and Musselburgh connects you to Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel and Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Hotel.