Edinburgh and the rest of the Lothians are so close, yet so different. Scotland’s cosmopolitan capital sits alongside the lush countryside and welcoming coastline of the Lothians. A perfect blend of history and beautiful scenery, culture and adventure. It’s a fantastic holiday that combines the best of both worlds!
The region is full of historical treasures to discover. From the impressive cliffside fortifications of Tantallon Castle in North Berwick, to the imposing Blackness Castle near Linlithgow, to the magnificent Palladian mansion of Arniston House in Gorebridge, to Gladstone’s Land at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
Edinburgh is also a city steeped in history. From the world-famous castle on a volcanic rock to the Palace of Holyrood, the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, Georgian House and the National Museum of Scotland, not to mention the bricks and cobblestones that make up the city, Scotland’s capital is an open air museum.
You don’t need to go too far from Edinburgh city centre to discover the beautiful Lothian countryside. Head to the Pentland Hills Regional Park on the outskirts of the city, take in the stunning views of the surrounding area and sandy beaches along the John Muir Way, see some incredible wildlife at Polkemmet Country Park, and stroll along the beautiful beaches of Portobello, just a few miles from the city centre. You’ll soon be hooked on the scenery!
Whether you’re looking for rugged adventure or a leisurely stroll, Edinburgh and the Lothians offer a wide range of outdoor activities. Climb the imposing and iconic Arthur’s Seat, explore the region by bike, perfect your swing in Scotland’s ‘golfing coast’, East Lothian. If you love the water, choose from all the water sports available.
See the official website of the Tourist Office.