Excursions from Edinburgh

  • Blackness Castle: History (and Outlander Facts) Explained
    Blackness Castle, one of Scotland’s most magnificent fortresses, was constructed in the 15th century by the Crichtons, one of Scotland’s most illustrious families. In recent years, the Blackness Castle Outlander’s filming location has become more recognizable by the general public because of its stunning scenery. From filming settings for Ivanhoe and Hamlet to Scottish landmarks,
  • South Queensferry & the Three Bridges: Visitor’s Guide
    If quaint villages, beautiful countryside, and delicious artisan eateries are high on your list of vacation priorities, South Queensferry is the ideal holiday spot for you. South Queensferry (known by the locals as ‘The Ferry’) is a seaside town in Scotland that can be found ten miles north-west of the city of Edinburgh, and offers
  • The Devil’s Pulpit Scotland: Directions & Warnings
    Scotland is a magical country that offers plenty to see and do, whether you’re a city person, or you prefer something a little more off the beaten track. For those who love the more rural aspects of Scotland, there is so much more than just Loch Ness waiting to be explored. And the great news
  • Lennox Castle Hospital: Scotland’s Shameful Secret
    Hidden in the forest still stands Lennox Castle Hospital. It was horribly damaged by fire, which adds to the dramatic look of this infamous place. If you like exploring places not many people have seen, then visit to Lennox Castle ruins is a trip you must take. Lennox Castle was abandoned more than 20 years
  • 10 Walks in the Pentlands You Can Try This Weekend
    The Pentland Hills is the ideal location for having a picnic, strolling, or hiking if you want to get away from the city and reconnect with nature. Walks in the Pentlands provide breathtaking views of Edinburgh and South Queensferry. Read More: Edinburgh to North Berwick: A Day Trip with Puffins & Castles You can get
  • Edinburgh to North Berwick: A Day Trip with Puffins & Castles
    If you’re looking for a city break and want to experience Scotland’s incredible wildlife, nature, and castles, then look no further than North Berwick. Often underrated, North Berwick is only a quick commuter train ride from Edinburgh and has so much to offer. Read on for everything you need to know for a day trip
  • Puffins in Scotland: Where, When & How to See Them
    One of Scotland’s many appeals is that it is a well-known hotspot for the ‘clowns of the sea’, otherwise known as Atlantic puffins. These cute little birds generally hang about in the summer months (although technically, they can be spotted any time between March and early September). Known for their vibrantly colourful beaks and bright
  • 5 Highland Tours From Edinburgh to See the BEST of Scotland
    The Scottish Highlands boasts some of the most spectacular views in the world, as well as being home to the legendary Loch Ness monster. The best part is, if you’re looking to take in the sights of the historical city of Edinburgh, as well as taking a quick tour of the Scottish countryside, but are
  • 10 Day Scotland Road Trip: The ULTIMATE Itinerary
    Bagpipes, haggis, kilts, and gorgeous Highland views. What else comes to mind when you think of Scotland? If this is your first time exploring the magical country, you’re in the right place! This 10 day road trip itinerary (with options to extend) is the perfect way to get to know Scotland’s major towns and sites,
  • The BEST 5 Day Scotland Tours From Edinburgh
    Some places are just too vast and beautiful to cram all it has to offer in one day, and bonnie Scotland is no exception! So what better way to take in the mesmerizing sights of the scenic highlands than a multiday tour from Edinburgh? Whether you want to explore mountains, beaches, historical castles, vast lochs,
  • Isle of May Boat Trip: Read This BEFORE Seeing the Puffins
    Just a short train ride from Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most incredible and easily accessible nature reserves: the Isle of May. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about taking an Isle of May boat trip and how to see incredible puffins! @voyagingherbivore Daytrips from #Edinburgh are the BEST! There really are
  • Heart of Scotland Tour Review – 3 Day Edinburgh to Isle of Skye Bus Tour
    In 2018, my mother and I thought it would be a great idea to do a 10 day road trip of Scotland. Now, keep in mind that we have both spent the majority of our lives in the United States, where roads are wide and nearly always two lanes. Not to mention, in Indiana, where