Top Adventures in Edinburgh

  • Stroll Victoria Street

    It’s a must do while in Edinburgh.  It’s featured in films like Cloud Atlas, One Day, and Eurovision. It’s even said to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter! Check out the shops, grab a drink at one of the coffee shops or restaurant...

  • Explore Edinburgh Castle

    This historic castle sits atop Castle Rock high above the city of Edinburgh. Humans have occupied the area with some form of a fortress since the 2nnd century. The first royal castle was built in the 12th century and has continued to present time....

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Up Calton Hill

    Calton hill is a great place and one of the easiest places to watch a beautiful Scottish sunset....as long as the weather cooperates. I tried for three days in a row to catch a great sunset from the top of Calton Hill. I was able to capture an ave...

    2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Watch the Sunrise from Arthur's Seat

    Catch a beautiful sunrise (or sunset) from the top of Arthur's Seat. Although you are in the middle of Scotland's capital, you will feel as if you've reached the Highlands. The surrounding, panoramic views, the awesome silence, and the absence of ...

    2.4 miles 650 ft gain

  • Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh

    Just a 1.5 mile walk from Edinburgh Castle is the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh.  It’s worth a stop and you could easily spend 1-4 hours here. Plus, it’s a fun walk from downtown Edinburgh.  There’s plenty of shops and restaurants along the wa...

  • Hike Dumyat, Scotland

    Dumyat (pronounced De-mai-it) is a hill in Stirling Scotland measuring 1,371 ft. To arrive at the "Dumyat Path", from Stirling center head towards the University of Stirling via Airthrey Rd. As soon as you have passed the roundabout and University...

    1.9 miles 600 ft gain

  • Catch A Sunrise at the St. Andrews Castle

    There is no better way to start your morning than by waking up to a picturesque sunrise and warm cup of coffee.  In Scotland, where a beautiful day is when it only rains half the day, catching a sunrise can be a bit of a challenge. But with a mix ...

  • Take in the View at Kinnoull Hill, Scotland

    Arriving at Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is about a 1.5 mile walk from the center of town, or if arriving in a vehicle you can enter "Quarry Car Park" into your GPS and you should not have an issue.Once there you can leave your vehicle in the Quarr...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike to the William Wallace Statue

    Finding the statue of William Wallace is a fun and worthwhile adventure suitable for the whole family. To get there begin by finding a small dirt parking lot located off B6356 between the towns of Bemersyde and Dryburgh. Be sure to not leave valua...

    1 miles 500 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at the The Necropolis

    The city of Glasgow has a lot to offer and this is a gem I am happy we had the opportunity to check out while we were here. It may seem odd to suggest a graveyard, but it’s a beautiful site.  The graves are intricate and the views are endless.   ...

  • Explore the Glasgow Botanic Gardens

    This was not quite as large as the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens, but it’s still fun and worth a stop.  Plus, it’s another free activity.  -Founded in 1817  -Indoor (“glasshouses”) and outdoor exhibits -Koi pond -Plenty of seating options -Peac...

  • Hike the Hermitage, Scotland

    Arrive at the Hermitage Car Park right off the A9, and the trail begins just feet from your car. The trail goes through dense forest along the banks of the River Braan, continuing on the path takes you to The Black Linn Falls viewpoint, also known...

    4 miles

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