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East Lothian
Links Road, Longniddry.jpg
Links Road, Longniddry
Grid reference: NT442761
Location: 55°58’30"N, 2°53’38"W
Population: 2,613
Post town: Longniddry
Postcode: EH32
Dialling code: 01875
Local Government
Council: East Lothian
East Lothian

Longniddry is a village in East Lothian, with a population of 2,613 (2001).

John Knox, the commanding figure in the Scottish Reformation and disciple of John Calvin, spent significant time in Longniddry as tutor to the sons of the Douglas family who lived at the west side of the village.


Longniddry is primarily a commuter village for commuters to Edinburgh, with good transport links by road and rail to the city: Longniddry railway station is on the North Berwick Line.

The village has a number of local, community based resources including local shops and Longniddry Community Centre, which also houses the library. Like many coastal towns in East Lothian, Longniddry has a sandy beach beside the golf course. This stretch of local coastline lined with dunes and is known as Longniddry Bents.

18th century Gosford House, home of the Earl of Wemyss and March, stands on the eastern edge of the village.

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