Served by Edinburgh Airport, the historic city of Edinburgh offers so much to see and do there won’t be a moment to spare during your visit. Fancy some fresh air? Simply hop in your hire car and head for the hills for unbeatable views.
Sightseeing in Edinburgh
There are historic sights aplenty in Edinburgh all offering a glimpse into the city’s colourful past. The Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh Castle, and Royal Yacht Britannia are popular attractions for history buffs interested in the role and influence of the Royal Family in Scotland.
The Real Mary King’s Close on the other hand gets visitors up close and personal to the everyday life of 17th Century Edinburgh. Costumed characters lead tours through the close complete with ghostly tales and gruesome tableaux, making this a fun attraction for kids and adults alike!
Why not follow your feet and explore the interesting medieval streets at your own pace, such as the famous Royal Mile? Listen to a bagpipe player and amble underneath the archways and alleys. Stop in one of the many pubs and be sure to sample some famous Scottish haggis.
Out and About
Scotland is known for its great golf courses, especially around Edinburgh, so why not head to the popular course at Duddingston? The course is south east of Arthur’s Seat and features a stream to make it a bit more challenging.
Embark on a tour of the Lothians. Start with an exploration of the 40 miles of coastline and cliffs in the East Lothians. Then explore Midlothian which is best known as the home of Rosslyn Chapel which features in the world famous book; The Da Vinci Code.