Edinburgh, Scotland is filled with a natural beauty that will draw you to the city over and over again. Whether you decide to go for a hike up one of the many hills, or spend your days shopping along the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is a great place for a getaway with friends, or even a solo trip.
There are many different fun things you can do in Edinburgh. For the outdoor type, Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano, is available for climbing and offers a great view of the entire city of Edinburgh. Golfers can tee off at Prestonfield, the same golf course where PGA greats have played and won tournaments. If sightseeing is your thing, you can walk along the Royal Mile (and shop, if you’d like) and see the Edinburgh Castle, a historic monument and a must-see on your visit. Stop by the Hopetoun House to see where Her Majesty the Queen stays when she is doing business in Scotland. You can even check out the Edinburgh Beer Factory to check out some hidden artwork, and also enjoy a glass of beer at the place set on making Edinburgh one of the brewing capitals of the world. For shopping, check out Multrees Walk—an outdoor shopping area that has designer clothing styles for everyone.
There are a variety of day trips you can take from Edinburgh. If you’re interested in myths, a three hour drive north will have you in Fort Augustus, a town right near Loch Ness, where you can test your eyes for any Nessie sightings. An hour west is Glasgow, where you can explore the culture of Scotland through music and art. If you drive about 30 minutes east you’ll be at the Gullane Bents, a beautiful beach with places to eat, drink, and relax all day. 30 minutes the opposite direction will land you in Linlithgow, where you can explore historic Scotland. You can even take the train (ScotRail) and get there in 20 minutes. If you’re in for a longer trip south, you can drive about four hours, or ride the train into Liverpool and explore the home of the Beatles, as well as a little northern Great Britain culture.
No matter how long your stay in Edinburgh lasts, we make it super easy to find the perfect place to stay. If you’d like to be in the heart of Edinburgh, rent an apartment or reserve a hotel near the city center, to be near both the culture and nightlife of Edinburgh. If you’re an outdoors person, we recommend staying near Old Town Edinburgh in order to be close to the scenery while also still a little close to the city itself. If you’re interested in taking tours and learning about the history of Edinburgh, we offer a variety of different apartment rentals along the Royal Mile for you to choose from. Want a more quiet vacation? Staying on the outskirts of town, closer to Danderhall and Portobello might be the places to look. If you’re planning a beach day, we have rentals available in Portobello that are location minutes away from the beach. Wherever you decide to stay in Edinburgh, you can compare rentals by price, location, ratings, reviews, and more on Tripping. Book your Edinburgh vacation rental today!
Edinburgh offers many different ways to get around. If you’re traveling from across the pond, there are many bus services, trains and trams available that run all day, every day. If you’re traveling from inside of Europe, it is very easy to navigate your way around Edinburgh using a car, and they do offer car rental services including Edinburgh Car Rental and an Enterprise. There are taxis available in the city center and near the royal mile, however you can call to arrange a ride from somewhere else in the city.
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