Excursions from Edinburgh

  • From Edinburgh: How to Ride the Harry Potter Train
    Anyone in love with steam train rides and romantic landscapes must go on an Edinburgh Harry Potter train ride while visiting the city. This incredible experience is not reserved only for Harry Potter fans, everyone can enjoy beautiful scenery through the Highlands while having the unique experience of a ride on a Jacobite steam train. … Read more
  • Exploring Fife Coastal Path: The Complete Guide
    When it comes to incredible coastal scenery, few places come close to the beauty that Fife, Scotland, provides. In particular, the Fife Coastal Path. The Fife Coastal Path (FCP) is loved by many natives and visitors alike, owing to its epic scenery, fresh sea air, and its relative ease (as walking trails go). The trail … Read more
  • Everything You Need to Know About Bungee Jumping in Scotland
    Bungee jumping is among those extreme sports that most people can try. There are no significant restrictions, it is affordable, widely available, and very safe. You can release a ton of energy and stress with just one jump, and go out of your comfort zone for a moment. That is why many people are interested … Read more
  • Abbotsford Scotland: A Visitor’s Guide
    If you love historical buildings, romantic rolling hills, and stunning scenery, Scotland is the place to be. While the more touristy parts of the country, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands, and the Hebridean Islands, are, of course, beautiful and well worth a visit, some of the lesser-known locations are absolute hidden gems. One such … Read more
  • The 7 Best Harry Potter Tours in Scotland To Add To Your Bucket List in 2023
    Most Potter fans will have indulged in the Harry Potter Studios tour in London at least once, but any true Potterhead will want to head to the magical motherland to treat themselves to a Harry Potter tour in Scotland. However, there’s quite a few to choose from, so we’ve narrowed down our top 7 favourite … Read more
  • 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, … Read more
  • 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, … Read more
  • 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. Read More: Abbotsford Scotland: A Visitor’s Guide South Queensferry (known by the locals as ‘The Ferry’) is a seaside town in Scotland that can be found ten miles north-west … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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, … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more