Belhaven Hill School, Dunbar

Belhaven Hill School, founded in 1923, is Scotland’s leading co-educational full boarding and day prep school for 7-13 year olds; it is located on the East Lothian coastline, near Dunbar.

Belhaven Hill School
Belhaven Road
Dunbar, EH42 1NN

Beautiful facilities in the heart of East Lothian

Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar is only 40 minutes by car (20 minutes by train) from the centre of Edinburgh and sits in the most stunning location on Scotland’s east coast, overlooking the Bass Rock. It lies on the ‘Golf Coast’, home to some of the best golf courses that Scotland has to offer, including North Berwick, Gullane, Archerfield and, of course, Muirfield. Outside its back gate is Winterfield links golf course, leading directly on to the sandy Belhaven Bay where surfing and other water sports take place, organised through the local surf school. Horse riding is also popular, both on the beaches and in the John Muir Country Park. Belhaven Hill School is proud of its fantastic facilities which can be hired out for both residential and non-residential bookings.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Catering
  • Accommodation

Dance, Drama & Music

Music School

The music school includes a teaching classroom, 11 teaching and practice rooms and a small performance hall that will comfortably accommodate 60. It is available for hire by groups and individuals.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Hall

There is a Sports Hall with a viewing gallery, in which a variety of sports are played including badminton, football, netball and basketball. There are also 2 indoor cricket nets.

Tennis Courts

The school benefits from four all weather courts and two lovely grass courts all of which are available for hire by groups and individuals, for one off or regular bookings.

Swimming Pool

15m heated outdoor pool is available for hire by groups and individuals, for one off or regular bookings.

Celebrations & Events

Dining Hall

Whether you are looking for a formal sit down meal or a more simple buffet arrangement, three small dining rooms are available which can easily seat 130 people.



Accommodation is spread across two buildings. The boys’ dormitories (55 beds) are situated in the main school house and the girls’ dormitories (42 beds) in a separate boarding house in the grounds.

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