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Edinburgh and the Lothians is made up of four main areas - Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. Discover the secrets and famous attractions of these four areas that together make this an exciting region to visit, any time of year.
Edinburgh’s bustling city centre is a sight to behold offering visitors an extraordinary blend of shopping and fascinating historical and cultural attractions alongside magnificent architecture.
Explore Edinburgh’s beautifully preserved Old and New Town and discover an incredible array of historical and cultural attractions.
Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is the perfect place to begin a rich, historical journey of Scotland’s capital city then wind down in the vibrant and eclectic Grassmarket area.
Discover West Lothian’s rich heritage as you explore stunning castles, prehistoric burial sites and a famous palace. Get active and enjoy the beautiful rolling countryside with long scenic walks or spend a day in one of the extensive country parks.
Just south of Edinburgh, Midlothian is best known as the home of beautiful Rosslyn Chapel. It also boasts river valleys, woods and hills making it ideal for some more adventurous activities.
East Lothian is ideal for touring with its beautiful towns, wonderful beaches and fantastic attractions to explore. There are also many outdoor activities to enjoy such as extensive walking and cycling routes along with golf and even kite surfing.
Just minutes from the city centre, covet eclectic items in the cobbled shopping streets of the West End, and from Haymarket, discover some great family days out.
Leith is an area like no other. Boasting its own distinct character, Leith is a hub of lively eating and drinking spots, creativity and cultural diversity.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.