Edinburgh's Best Day Trips

Guide

With its winding cobbled streets, backstreet cafes and relaxing parks, Edinburgh is a far cry from the noise and bustle of other European cities, yet it crouches on the threshold of a wild and mysterious country that deserves to be experienced, if only to tempt the traveller back in future. From Edinburgh, an abundance of day trips can easily be enjoyed, introducing you to an entirely different side of Scotland that you would never have guessed existed. Scotland really does have it all: stunning coastline, breath-taking landscapes, fairy-tale castles and captivating wildlife – and it’s all on Edinburgh’s doorstep, waiting to be discovered.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Jupiter Artland

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

Coade Stone Columns

Lauriston Castle

Duddingston Loch & Garden

Tantallon Castle

Dirleton Castle & Gardens

Visit the National Museum of Flight for a great day out for all the family

Day Trip to Cramond Island

A floating afternoon tea on Edinburgh’s Union Canal

North Berwick Law

Harlaw and Thriepmuir Reservoirs

Cramond Island Walks

Dalkeith Country Park

A floating afternoon tea on Edinburgh’s Union Canal

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