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A day for all the family – ruins of castles, a Norman Abbey Church, the tombs of kings like Robert the Bruce and more. There is also the wonderful Pittencrieff Park for play and relaxing walks – formal and a woodland valley. You may want to discover Andrew Carnegie’s life that began in Dunfermline or see where “Braveheart” stopped to refresh himself.

South Queensferry

This is a popular place for walks on the beach or along the promenade – and to admire the three bridges across the Firth of Forth that make this place unique. For boat fans there is the marina and the old harbour – or you may just enjoy the charm of this town with its countless eateries and artisan shops. You find out the story beyond – like the Berryman story.

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A City with Two Hearts: Old Town and New Town of Edinburgh

Explore the two very different hearts of Edinburgh in one walk. Compare the Old Town with its small wynds and closes with the wide streets of the perfectly planned New Town of the 18th century – connected through Princes Street Gardens.

Dean Village to Stockbridge: Two very different villages connected by a river walk

Be impressed by Dean Village, hidden deep in the valley of the Water of Leith with its obvious signs of mill heritage. Walk along the river and enjoy nature. Relax afterwards in vibrant Stockbridge with food and drink or shopping.

Cramond: Sea air and secrets where the river meets the sea

Only a bus ride from the city centre. Enjoy a calming walk through woodlands to the seaside and along the river. Meet Romans, bishops, mill workers and have fun by the sea. Hear about Cramond’s rich history and its popularity today.

The Westend: Walk in the footsteps of doctors, nurses and inventors

Admire the Western extension of the New Town with many green spaces and grand residences. Fancy a walk in a filming location? Walk in William Street and be transported to the early 19th century with many artist shops and eateries and pubs.

The Old Town: Wynds and Closes from the Castle to Holyrood

Discover more than the obvious places. Find some unexpected oasis of calm between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood. Hear about the stories thriving in the passages and courts of the Old Town – from Golfers Land to Filming Location.

The Grandeur of the New Town

Be amazed by the grandeur and wide roads of the New Town. The local’s shopping streets from High Street to Upmarket names, it also invites with its many bars and restaurants. Get the full picture when you hear about residents past and present.

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Around the Firth Of Forth: Modern Technology and old Castles

Marvel at the most recent additions to Scotland’s visitor attractions. Only a 45 minutes’ drive from the centre of Edinburgh, you find the only boat lift in a wheel worldwide; and the sculpture “The Kelpies” are just amazing. Appetite for some Mary Queen of Scots? Find it in Linlithgow Palace where the queen was born or visit a filming location for Outlander!

The Kingdom of Fife: Sea, Sand and Nature v Fishing Villages, Ancient Monuments and Golf

Do not miss Fife on the way up north. A day out offers a huge variety of places to visit from charming fishing villages and beaches through ancient castles and monuments. For the golfer the ancient golf course in St Andrews is a must as is the oldest university of Scotland – whose famous students include Prince William and Kate – to name but a few.

Borders: Meet Abbots and Sir Walter Scott on the Road Less Travelled

For a great day out, head south into the empty landscapes of the soft rolling hills of the Borders region. Along the way discover old and new – weaving looms, distilleries, castles and abbeys – in quaint villages. This long fought over land is full of folklore and history. Have yourself inspired like Sir Walter Scott.

Glasgow: The City of Contrasts

Glasgow is reinventing itself as a city of culture. It is leaving its industrial past behind and impresses with countless museums, a fantastic, child friendly science centre, and famous shopping streets. But there are also the oldest cathedral still complete, the 19th century City Chambers and many beautiful parks to meander. And for those staying longer – theatres, music venues, bars and restaurants galore!

Trossachs: Adventures in the Highlands & Miniature

You don’t have the time to make it up further north? Visit the Trossachs and cross the line from the Lowland to the Highland. It is a wonderful day trip where you can see the landscape change in minutes. It is another place to be reminded of Sir Walter Scott. Find out why he is so important to this area. This is definitely one for people who love the landscape and the great outdoors.

East Lothian: Discover Seaside Towns, Castles and Walks

Take your shoes off and walk on one of the beautiful beaches or put boots on and walk along the lovely rocky coastline – explore the Museum of Flight or a castle. Discover lovely seaside towns or a bustling market town inland. What is the making of golf courses and farming here, what the old industries? Find the answers. Make it cultural or active! You choose!

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