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A weekend in Edinburgh

Published 28 March 2019

Because we all need a weekend away sometimes...

If it's been one of those weeks and you’re searching for somewhere to immerse yourself in culture and creativity, we know just the place for you. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or music lover, foodie, artist or night owl, there's something unique for you in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh must-sees

There are certain things you simply cannot miss if you visit Edinburgh, starting with Edinburgh Castle. Making your way up to this impressive historical fortress will make you feel like you’re living in a fairy tale - it’s easy to see why this is the most visited landmark in Scotland.

Another top attraction we have to mention is Sir Arthur’s Seat, a dormant volcano that’s well worth the climb as it gives you the best views of the city.



Edinburgh hidden gems

Though the National Museum of Scotland is another well-known attraction, so many people visit without experiencing the best part - the roof terrace.

Visit in the late afternoon and you’ll be treated to a beautiful view of the sunset over Edinburgh.

Nature lovers will enjoy discovering the secret garden paradises that are tucked away all over Edinburgh, like Dr Neil’s Garden, the Secret Herb Garden and Johnston Terrace - Scottish Wildlife Trust’s smallest (and cutest) nature reserve.

Foodies will appreciate the great quality seafood at Fishers, and anyone in search of somewhere to drink afterwards should head in the direction of the Sheep Heid Inn. This 600 year old pub has a quirky hidden secret - a wooden bowling alley that dates all the way back to 1870!

Where to stay

There are plenty of great places to stay in Scotland’s capital, but perhaps the best for sightseeing is anywhere along the Royal Mile. Staying in this area means the city's most famous attractions will all be within easy reach.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay on a tighter budget, we’d recommend Leith. This former port, a 15-minute drive north from the city centre, is full of restaurants, pubs, and hotels or hostels to suit any budget. Not to mention Leith Walk, which is a great place for a stroll if you appreciate architecture.



Ready to go?

Tempted to hop on the coach and discover Edinburgh for yourself? We can take you there! It’s easy to travel by coach and with fares as low as £5 (one-way plus £1 booking fee), you can explore without blowing your budget.

Don’t forget, if you want to take some friends on your adventure, you can get 25% off if you book in a group​ of four or more adults. The more the merrier after all!

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