Exploring Edinburgh – Some Must Do’s Along The Way

Everyone should visit Scotland at one point in their lives. Although its rolling hills and breath-taking views are often compared to that of rural New Zealand, it really is a country really like no other. Scotland offers it all. Whether you are a city slicker wanting to experience some of the world’s best cities, or a county bumpkin wanting to relax amongst tranquil peaceful settings, you can experience both these things in Scotland.

If the the hustle and bustle of city life is for you, here are some of the amazing things to see and do in Edinburgh:

  • Spend some time in the Lothians and visit the National Museum of Flight. Four hangars have aircraft that detail the history of aviation with both military and civilian craft.
  • Visit Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. The chapel, fountains and wildlife- rich lowlands and loch make it a spectacular place.
  • Hopetoun House has remained virtually unchanged in over three centuries, and was built in the 1600′s. For architecture enthusiasts, the experience is impossible to pass by.
  • Tour the House of the Binns, occupied by the same family since 1612. Two hundred acres and a collection of furniture spanning four centuries is well worth seeing. 

There are hundreds of places for to stay in Edinburgh, from bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels. Here is a sample of different types of accommodations.

  • Stay at a self- contained apartment and enjoy the luxury of cooking your own meals and having maid service at the same time.
  • Luxury hotels offer every convenience such as wireless internet connection, television, room service and much more.
  • For those who love staying in the outdoors, there are campgrounds and caravan parks whose rates are far below those of hotels. Rugby fans who enjoy camping will often camp together in groups, making the adventure more fun.
  • Hostels abound in Edinburgh, both privately owned and those belonging to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association. All have to pass inspection by the VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme.
  • Many inns, restaurants and pubs have a bed and breakfast for visitors. This unique accommodation in today’s society has not changed in centuries.
  • Bed and Breakfasts can be found throughout the city and surrounding areas. Rugby fans may find these very reasonable.
  • For very inexpensive accommodations, fans should research College and University Campus room offerings. Individuals, groups and families can hire empty student rooms for reasonable rates.


There is so much more to explore and experience in and about Edinburgh. Take in the sights, museums, history, culture and the magnificent scenery. Different annual events and festivals take place throughout the year. Admire rare wildlife near the lochs, lowlands and forests. Do not leave out taking in activities at the beach such as swimming, water sports and more.

Abi is a travel writer from the UK who works with Reserve Apartments Scotland’s serviced apartments specialists.

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