Finding accommodation in a  strange place can be a bit of a daunting prospect! We have called around a few very local hoteliers and can recommend the following leads as a start in your accommodation search. At the time of writing (Friday 2 May), these establishments do have some availability for our week. They range from the cheap and cheerful to the more luxurious and indulgent, but all are comfortable and welcoming!


Accommodation name Website Email Telephone Details
Maitlandfield House Hotel, Haddington  title= +44 (0) 162 082 6513 Family-run 3-star hotel – still awaiting info on rates and availability.
The Avenue Restaurant and Rooms, Haddington   title=  +44 (0) 1620 823 332 Located in the town centre, a restaurant with rooms. Has some availability – cost is £45 per person per night – includes breakfast.
Golf Tavern   title= +44 (0) 1620 822327 Recently renovated, right in town centre. Has availability – £45 per person per night and includes breakfast.
The Railway Hotel  No website None that I can find – but they’re on Facebook! you’re interested in booking a room here, then please contact us at  title= and we’ll make contact with them.  +44 (0) 1620 823529 Rooms above friendly pub in town centre. No frills but clean and warm welcome! Cost is £25 per person per night (no breakfast) – and has good availability for our week.
Garleton Lodge   title=  +44 (0) 1620 824936 Beautiful lodge hotel, located just outside Haddington (owner happy to bring guests into town).  Absolutely stunning location, with views across the river Forth. Rooms are £120 per night, including breakfast. Also has a self-catering lodge that accommodates 6 people.
Letham House  Via website  +44 (0) 1620 820055 Luxurious B&B accommodation in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Haddington. Cost from £170 per room per night incl. breakfast.
Queen Margaret University   title=  +44 (0) 131 474 0000 Two-star single, double and self-catering accommodation in university campus. Regular bus service from campus to Haddington (about 15-20 minutes drive away).

For other accommodation options, please check out Visit East Lothian’s website. Or try VisitScotland as well. We are also sending out an appeal to local families who may be willing to host dancers – watch this space!

And if you have any questions, please don’t hestitate to email us at  title=. Happy hunting!


  1. Ping from Rosie Lemkin:

    How far are each of these accommodations above from the daily classes?

    • Ping from admin:

      Hello Rosie

      The Maitlandfield, the Avenue, The Golf and The Railway are all within walking distance – the closest would be The Avenue but the others are within spitting distance of that! 5 mins walk away or so. The others would be further – and Queen Margaret University is about 15 minutes away by car (there’s a regular bus service from there). Hope this helps!



  2. Ping from Kate Cleeland:

    Is it possible to attend just a few days of The Last Hurrah, the weekend maybe? Or is this a complete course?

    • Ping from admin:

      Hi there. We’re awaiting a programme from Richard of the dances he’ll be tackling – when that’s available, we will be opening up registrations for morning sessions, plus the social dances as a separate package. The weekend would only be Saturday morning and the ball, essentially. I’ll keep you posted! We hope that the daily programme will be up soon. Thanks for your interest!

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