Itineraries - Edinburgh & The Lothians

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Plan a great day out using our itineraries for Edinburgh & The Lothians. Enjoy an exciting day in the city of Edinburgh or follow the Linlithgow Heritage Trail around historic attractions.

  • St Michaels, Linlithgow
    St Michaels, Linlithgow
  • The exterior of the Writers' Museum as seen from Makars' Court located off the Lawnmarket in Edinburgh's Old Town
    The Writers' Museum in Edinburgh's which celebrates the works of Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns
  • The ornate Balmoral Hotel clock tower, Old Town buildings and Edinburgh Castle lit up against an early evening sky
    Edinburgh Castle from Calton Hill with the clock tower of the Balmoral Hotel visible
View across Linlithgow Loch and the palace

72 hours in the Lothians

Spend three days in the Lothians discovering the history of aviation, exploring a country park and more.

Children run down the sand dunes at Yellowcraigs Beach

Edinburgh & The Lothians for families

Discover museums, activities, animal attractions and other great things to see and do with kids in Edinburgh & The Lothians

Looking over Edinburgh's skyline including the extinct volcano, Arthur's Seat

72 hours in Edinburgh

Make the most of your trip to Edinburgh with this 72 hour itinerary covering some of the city’s most visited attractions.

Swans, gulls and ducks gather on Linlithgow Loch

Linlithgow Heritage Trail

Follow the Linlithgow Heritage Trail Which takes in 44 of the the Royal Burgh's historical and architectural sites of interest.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Free attractions

Regardless of the weather, there's a wide choice of fantastic indoor and outdoor attractions in Edinburgh that won't cost a penny.

Edinburgh Castle and the Ross Fountain, Princes Street Gardens

Royal Edinburgh

Follow this itinerary to delve into the life of past kings and queens. Explore the mighty fortification of Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the now retired Royal Yacht Britannia, one of the world's most illustrious ships.

A couple gaze out over Edinburgh from Calton Hill

City breaks in Edinburgh

Learn about the fantastic attractions and activites you can experience in Edinburgh. From the iconic Edinburgh Castle to whisky tours on the Royal Mile and exotic creatures at the city's zoo, Edinburgh is a perfect city break destination.

Statue of poet Robert Fergusson, outside the Canongate Church in Edinburgh

Literary Edinburgh

Discover the locations that inspired some of Scotland's greatest works of literature, plus monuments to their authors, with this walking itinerary.