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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!

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One activity:
Guided tour of Edinburgh Castle
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One-day activities: South Queensferry
Boat trip from South Queensferry: walk through the city to admire the iconic three bridges + discover the small island of Inchcolm, home to a seal colony and an abbey Return and lunch in South Queensferry A 13km hike along the river bank to go back to Edinburgh via John Muir Way
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Two-day activities:
DAY 1 Arrival in Stirling Visit of the National Wallace Monument overlooking the valley and Stirling city Lunch in the city centre Guided tour of Stirling Castle Night tour of the city based on the theme of « ghosts » with a guide in period costume Overnight stay in Stirling   DAY 2 Departure to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Hiking around the lake accompanied by a guide Picnic on the spot Guided tour of Glengoyne Distillery and 12-year-old Scottish malt whisky tasting

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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.