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best day trips from edinburgh

The Best Day Tours From Edinburgh

Day Trips From Edinburgh

Situated on the East Coast, Scotland's capital city provides plenty of opportunities for day-trips to the surrounding area. Choose from a trip down East Lothian's 'Golf Coast' which could take you down as far as Northumberland, including Holy Isle and the castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick (aka Hogwarts!). Due south of Edinburgh lies the Southern Uplands and the Borders area, famous for its many abbeys. To the north is the county, or 'Kingdom', of Fife with castles galore and the beautiful small city of St Andrews. A little bit further north again takes you into the Perthshire Highlands and the Central Highlands of the Cairngorms National Park. Check out the links below for some inspiration or ask me to create a bespoke day trip from Edinburgh for you.

Outlander Location Tours

Explore some of the many filming locations from the Outlander series including; Doune Castle, Hopetoun House, Blackness Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Deanston Distillery, Culross, Aberdour Castle, Falkland and more!

West Highland Tour

Castles, coast, lochs and mountains all feature heavily on a tour of the West Highlands which includes Oban and Glencoe or Oban and Inveraray. This is one of the best day trips in Scotland for outstanding scenery

Southern Highlands Tour

A journey through some of the finest mountain scenery in the Perthshire Highlands, with lochs, forests, mountains, ancient monuments, distilleries and quaint Highland villages all featuring in one of the best day trips from Edinburgh

City of Glasgow Tour

A half day tour or day trip around Glasgow, Scotland's largest city; beautiful parks, magnificent architecture and rich, industrial heritage make Glasgow a unique city of contrasts. Can be tagged on to Loch Lomond to make a full day tour (see below)

Loch Lomond Tour

A day tour around the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area including waterfalls, beaches, mountains, lochs, castles, country pubs, boat cruises and distilleries!

Scotch Whisky Tour

Join me for one of the best distillery tours in Scotland to see how our national drink is made and sample some of the finest Lowland or Highland single malts on site, and you don't have to worry about driving!

Scottish gin tours available too!

Cruise Ship Shore Tour

Day trips from Edinburgh's ports to Edinburgh, East Lothian, the Borders, Stirling, Glasgow, St Andrews the Fife Coast & Outlander tours. Please contact me for more details.

Scottish Borders Tour

Take to the Borders Historic Route to discover rolling green hills, ancient abbeys charming market towns, famous salmon rivers which make South East Scotland a unique place to visit

Burns Tour

The poet Robert Burns lived most of his 37 years in the county of Ayrshire, this tour visits the most important places in his life including Alloway, Ayr & Mauchline where he lived, loved, worked.....and drank!

Glasgow Distillery Tour

A visit to two of the closest traditional distilleries to Glasgow, Auchentoshan (a Lowland single malt) and Glengoyne (a Highland single malt), or swap one of the above for Glasgow's new kid on the block, the Clydeside Distillery

Scottish Hiking Tours

Day trips from Edinburgh to Scotland's hills, mountains & walking trails, including; Ben Lomond, the Trossachs, the Arrochar Alps, Glencoe, the Perthshire Highlands & the West Highland Way

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