Edinburgh’s Quiet Escapes


The razzmatazz of the summer street festivals; the high spirits of the world’s largest street party at Hogmanay: Edinburgh is renowned for colour, vibrancy and revelry. But if you’re seeking quiet solitude and the relaxation of the slow travel experience, Scotland’s capital is crammed with hidden oases away from the hubbub of city life. From sculptured gardens to inspiring art galleries and peaceful parks to scenic viewpoints high above the city, Edinburgh is packed with tranquil havens where you can bypass the bustle of the capital to wind down from the stresses of modern life.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Jupiter Artland

Belhaven Bridge - Bridge to Nowhere

Craiglockhart Hill

Corstorphine Hill

Lauriston Castle

Duddingston Loch & Garden

Tantallon Castle

Dirleton Castle & Gardens

Dr Neils Garden

Ashley Terrace Boathouse

Star Gaze at the Royal Observatory

Walk up Blackford hill

Have a picnic in the secret gardens

Secret Herb Garden

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Don’t miss the hidden gem of Dean Village

Shop, eat and enjoy the gardens in Princes Street

North Berwick Law

Harlaw and Thriepmuir Reservoirs

Cramond Island Walks

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