The country is home to plenty of historical treasures to discover. From the impressive fortified Tantallon castle set high on a cliff edge to the stately Blackness castle near Linlithgow through the magnificent Palladian Arniston House in Gorebridge and Gladstone’s Land, one of the oldest buildings on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, you certainly won’t run out of things to do.
Traces of history remain also in Edinburgh city . Between its worldwide renowned castle, the Holyrood Palace, perched on a volcanic rock and currently the Queen’s official residence, the Georgian House, the National Museum of Scotland and the cobblestone streets in the city center, make Edinburgh an open-air museum.
Two steps away from the old town the wonderful Lothian countryside will take your breath away. Explore Pentland Hills Regional Park on the outskirts of the city, enjoy magnificent views of the surroundings and sandy beaches from John Mui Way, or go animal-watching in Polkemmet Country Park and have a stroll along the incredible beaches in Portobello, located only a few kilometers from the city center!
Whether you are a thrill and adventure lover or searching for “easy” hikes , Edinburgh and the Lothians provide you countless outdoor activities. Climb the impressive iconic Arthur’s Seat, discover the region on a bicycle, enjoy a variety of water-sports or improve your swing in the East Lothian, also called Scotland’s Golf Coast!