Other Activities in Edinburgh
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Sailing in the Firth of Forth
Edinburgh's Ice Rink in Princes Street Gardens
For something a bit different, why not tackle an indoor climbing wall? At Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, the world’s largest indoor climbing centre, you can try out climbing, boulder ascents, abseiling and an aerial assault course 100 ft (30 m) above the ground! There is also Alien Rock in Leith, the first indoor climbing centre in Scotland, with climbing surfaces to suit every skill level.
Set in the magnificent Pentland Hills Regional Park, Midlothian Snowsports Centre is home to the UK’s biggest artificial ski slope. You can be coached by knowledgeable instructors, or take the chairlift to the top and have a go for yourself.
In the centre of the city, Murrayfield Ice Rink holds public sessions and lessons, while over the festive period the largest outdoor ice rink in Britain opens in Princes Street Gardens, below Edinburgh Castle.
If you prefer motorsports to snowsports, why not take a spin around the track as you enjoy go karting at Raceland in East Lothian or Xtreme in Newbridge? Raceland has a 930 m outdoor track and an indoor tarmac track, as well as a paintball area. Edinburgh and the Lothians also has a wide selection of designated paintball centres, ideal for groups of all sizes.
For more fun outdoors, why try something new on one of the region’s beaches with the Fife and Edinburgh Kitesurfing Club which arranges kitesurfing day trips. You can even take to the water and try a whole host of watersports including sailing and canoeing on the historic Union Canal, organised by the oldest club in Scotland, the Forth Canoe Club.
So to add a spot of adventure to your visit, try out one of the many adrenalin pumping activities that are available throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.