Things to see and do
Things to see and do in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Enjoy a vast variety of things to see and do in Edinburgh and the Lothians and fill your perfect break with trips to castles and distilleries, country parks and excellent restaurants.
Edinburgh hosts a number of exciting events all year. Take part in some of the revelry from ceilidhs and rugby games to the spectacular Military Tattoo and world-famous Hogmanay celebrations.
Come to Edinburgh & The Lothians and experience the world of Disney•Pixar’s Brave for yourself. You’ll discover a wide range of the activities and attractions, landscapes and wildlife that so inspired the movie-makers.
Edinburgh boasts a great variety of tours from city sightseeing buses to ghost walks, limousine rides and unique trike excursions. You can also venture further by minibus or coach to experience more of Scotland’s regions.
Enjoy an exciting break in Edinburgh and the Lothians by using one of these handy itineraries which will help you plan a trip round many of the area’s exciting attractions.
Edinburgh has a host of fabulous attractions, from iconic Edinburgh Castle to the National Museum of Scotland, great theatres offering excellent shows to the activity sport centres and outdoor attractions.
From fun attractions to beautiful historic buildings outside the city, Edinburgh and the Lothians is a great region for the whole family to enjoy. Country parks offer adventurous activities and you can spot local wildlife as you explore.
Get active in Edinburgh and the Lothians with a selection of outdoor activities including walking trails, cycling routes and golf courses. Or why not watch the professionals and enjoy a day at one of Edinburgh’s many rugby matches?
With plenty of markets, local stores, exclusive bars, vibrant cookery schools and excellent restaurants and pubs, Edinburgh and the Lothians offers a great range of eating and drinking experiences.
You can enjoy a wide variety of attractions in Edinburgh that are absolutely free. From museums and art galleries to gardens and events, these top attractions provide hours of entertainment without breaking the bank.
Edinburgh and the Lothians offers a shopping experience like no other. Whether you want hip arts and crafts, cutting-edge fashion or unique Scottish jewellery, the shops in Edinburgh have it all.
Explore the city of Edinburgh and uncover gems such as the Royal Botanic Garden and the Meadows, or head into the Lothians and discover a region which boasts beautiful countryside, beaches and country parks.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.