Bespoke Day trips from Edinburgh

A day trip from Edinburgh will always leave you glowing desire to come back for more. You need not travel far to see and hear different stories and facets of Scotland. We can include a visit to a distillery or castle or a walk, a playpark – whatever takes your fancy.

It is my aim to give you a memorable experience. Something to look back to and say – I really enjoyed that day!


  • Planning the day
  • Booking mini bus / coach + driver, lunches and entrance to visitor centres as needed
  • Pick up and drop off is by your accommodation.

Be inspired and send me a message – refer to one of the ideas below or we can work out a totally different route.

Discover old Castles and modern Technology Around the Firth of Forth

Take a day trip from Edinburgh and

Marvel at the view over the three bridges crossing the Firth of Forth. Three centuries of engineering!

Watch the only boat lift in shape of a wheel in the world at the Falkirk Wheel – a wonder of modern engineering and a piece of art at the same time

Crane your neck and look up 30 m (100 ft) Kelpies

Interested in Outlander Filming locations?

Visit Culross – it featured in 4 series. The small town is a charming conservation town where time stood still. Experience the world in the 17/18th century.

Falkirk Wheel. Grey construction.
Falkirk Wheel Boat Lift
Head and neck of a horse. Sculpture made out of individual steel plates, 30 m high. called kelpie. Lawn in front and some tourist .
One of the two Kelpies.

A day in the Trossachs – “Highlands in Miniature

Leave the Lowland behind, enter the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

Get that Highland feeling – it does not take long to get there!

You love changing landscapes with lochs (lakes), hills, woodland, moors and farm land? Find it in the Trossachs with Loch Katrine at its centre.

You watched or read “Rob Roy” ? The real life Rob Roy McGregor called this area home…

Be adventurous and Go Ape – have some active fun. Meantime we can go for a walk in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park for those who are looking for the more sedate pleasures in life.

Take it easy on a boat trip on Loch Katrine, the lake at the heart of the Trossachs. Loch Katrine was made famous in “Lady of the Lake” by Sir Walter Scott

….. and for Outlander Fans The real Castle that is Castle Leoch in the series!

Stirling Castle too is worth a visit but to enjoy it – we will pass it on our way into the Trossachs but I would suggest combining it with another day trip.

Impregnable – Stirling Castle.
Lake rocks shrubbery. not much green
Loch Lubnaig

Picturesque fishing villages – castles, palaces and beaches The Kingdom of Fife

The Kingdom of Fife is an ancient Pictish kingdom, now rolling agricultural land inland and beautiful fishing villages on the East Neue of Fife. Falkland was the hunting ground of the Stewart Dynasty and featured most recently as Inverness in the Outlander Series.

View from lawn part of the garden to the back of a palace. the lbuilding on the left has a round tower on the corner with a roof still intact the rest of the building has no longer a roof. to its righ is a complete oblong building. blonde sandstone
Falkland Palace, Mary Queen of Scot’s favourite

St. Monans fishing village

St Andrews offers beautiful beaches, the ancient golf course as well as Scotland’s oldest university and ruins of a castle and the cathedral.

The Borders Country

The Borders are famous for their beautiful rolling hills, the highlands south of Edinburgh so different from the highlands up north – but just as empty. It was the part of the country that suffered most from invasions up and down the country – and has four ancient abbeys to show for, built to impress the king in the south and to help secure the border to England !

Ruins of an abbey. Whole walls are standing but other walls are missing. on grassland. Largely red and blonde sandstone.
Dryburgh Abbey – one of the four big Borders Abbeys
Three bridges crossing. In front the highest has 7 narrow high arches visible. This is the 1893 rail way viaduct. Behind, just under the arches is the modern road bridge from 1973. further below and behind, with much wider arches the road bridge from 1780. The older crossings are in red sand stone. In the foreground the edge of grassland. on the other side of the valley fields
Leaderfoot Viaduct

The ruins that are left are still very impressive – not to mention Rosslyn Chapel that can be added in – here you may find Dan Brown’s Holy Grail. It is also were Sir Walter Scott settled and build his home.

Many more …

Whisky distilleries, visits to a castle or an ecclesiastical building to suit you. I will also book a bus / coach and a lunch venue as desired.

Jupiter Artland
Forth bridge
Forth Bridge

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