Itineraries and ideas
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.
Mary Queen of Scots is the most famous, most intriguing and most studied of all Scottish monarchs. Born in 1542, her short life was marred by love, betrayal and murder.
Enjoy a fabulous day of shopping in Edinburgh and the Lothians whether you’re after authentic Scottish wares, clothes, accessories or local produce.
Spend a day exploring some of Edinburgh’s fascinating museums and galleries which tell stories of great writers, artists and poets from both Scotland and around the world.
Get the most out of your weekend city break in Edinburgh with our suggested itinerary, packed full of attraction ideas for a whirlwind 48 hours.
Spend a day in the Lothians discovering the history of aviation and admiring Concorde, watching hundreds of beautiful birds and exploring a country park.
Be sure to make the most of your trip to Edinburgh with this suggested 72 hour itinerary covering some of the city’s most visited attractions.
Spend a day exploring Edinburgh with this helpful introduction to the city’s many free attractions.
Make sure you are all up and ready to go nice and early so you can visit all of these fantastic attractions in one day and you’ll be guaranteed a fantastically fun, action packed, family day out.
Enjoy a day exploring historic houses in Edinburgh and the Lothians and you could see the Scottish Crown Jewels, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, a 14th century castle, or the famous Rosslyn Chapel.
Spend two days finding out about the local crafts and industries in Edinburgh and the Lothians from whisky to tartan.
Scotland is renowned for its many castles and palaces, rich in history from days gone by. Why not take a day to explore Edinburgh and the Lothians’ many fascinating castles and take away the stories of history for yourself?
Spend a day exploring Edinburgh and Scotland’s Royal connections with this handy itinerary covering three of the city’s Royal attractions.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.