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Musselburgh was first settled by the Romans in the years following their invasion of Scotland in AD 80. They built a fort a little inland from the mouth of the River Esk, at Inveresk. They bridged the Esk downstream from the fort and in doing so they established the line of the main eastern approach to Scotland's capital for most of the next two thousand years. The bridge built by the Romans outlasted them by many centuries. It was rebuilt on the original Roman foundations some time before 1300, and in 1597 it was rebuilt again, this time with a third arch added on the east side of the river. The Old Bridge is also known as the Roman Bridge and remains in use today by pedestrians. To its north is the New Bridge, designed by John Rennie the Elder and built in 1806. This in turn was considerably widened in 1925. (Improve this description or add photos)

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Oct 2017
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22nd Oct 2016 until 22nd Oct 2017 7.30pm
“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” A brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror masterpiece, fusing ensemble storytelling, live music and stunning theatricality. Fro... read more
Nov 2016
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Nov 2017
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17th Nov 2016 until 17th Nov 2017 7.30pm
Adapted by Nick Wood from Mick Jackson's Booker Prize shortlisted novel. A life of fascination, obsession and deep scientific curiosity: William John Cavendish Scott-Bentinck, the 5th Duke of Portl... read more
Dec 2016
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Dec 2017
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22nd Dec 2016 until 24th Dec 2017 Thu 22 December 1pm & 4pm, Fri 23 December 12noon & 3pm, Sat 24 December 12noon & 3pm
The Funbox gang are on top of the world - literally, as their latest seasonal spectacular takes them to the North Pole. They’re wrapped up cosy and warm for an Arctic adventure packed with songs, sill... read more
Nov 2017
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10th Nov 2017 Doors Open 6:30PM. First Bell 7:00PM
Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League as they present the biggest show of the year - Wresltution! Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed ... read more
Nov 2017
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30th Nov 2017
Celebrate the run up to St Andrew's Day with the excitement of jump racing. Racegoers packages are available so treat yourself to a great day out and take up position close to one of the hurdles or fe... read more
Nov 2017
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30th Nov 2017
Celebrate the run up to St Andrew's Day with the excitement of jump racing. Racegoers packages are available so treat yourself to a great day out and take up position close to one of the hurdles or fe... read more
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