Things to see and do in Edinburgh & The Lothians

Welcome to Edinburgh, inspiring capital city of Scotland. If you’re looking for a broad mixture of great things to see and do, Edinburgh and the Lothians is the place to be. Admire stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, first-class attractions, outdoor pursuits and beautiful coasts and countryside in the nearby Lothians. Uncover some fantastic shopping opportunities and discover why Edinburgh is the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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A boy playing with leaves in Vogrie Country Park

Country parks

Head out of the city with a visit to one of the many beautiful country parks in the Lothian countryside for a fun family day.

The Scotch Whisky Experience

Food and drink

From Michelin-star dining to a fantastic choice of bars and pubs, come and experience the true taste of Edinburgh & The Lothians

The A to Z of Winter in Scotland

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Download our A to Z of Winter in Scotland guide now for attractions, events, activities and more!

Bass Rock

Hides and reserves

Explore the rich variety of nature reserves and wildlife visitor centres found across Edinburgh & The Lothians.