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Edinburgh & The Lothians
Forth Bridges, South Queensferry

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Edinburgh & The Lothians

Made up of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian, Edinburgh & The Lothians is a compact area with plenty of top attractions to visit, and hidden gems to discover.

From the history and beautiful architecture of Edinburgh to the lush countryside and great attractions to be found in the Lothians, you'll find plenty of fun activities to fill your holiday in Scotland without having to travel far.

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Dalkeith

Towns & Villages
Dalkeith is a small town south-east of Edinburgh.

Dunbar

Towns & Villages
Dunbar is a pleasant town on the North Sea coast of East Lothian, about 30 miles east of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh - City Centre

City
Central Edinburgh has two distinct parts, divided by Princes Street, which runs roughly east-west under the shadow of Castle Rock.

Haddington

Towns & Villages
Haddington is a genteel, orderly town set amongst agricultural country in East Lothian.

Linlithgow

Towns & Villages
Linlithgow is famous for its Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

Livingston

Towns & Villages
Livingston is a 'New Town' west of Edinburgh.

Musselburgh

Towns & Villages
Musselburgh is a historic town in East Lothian, well known for golf, and its racecourse.

North Berwick

Towns & Villages
North Berwick is a very pleasant seaside town in East Lothian, boasting great beaches and coastal scenery, and the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Penicuik

Towns & Villages
Penicuik in Midlothian is the gateway to both the attractions of its own county and to Edinburgh and the Borders.

South Queensferry

Towns & Villages
Pretty South Queensferry sits on the shore in the shadow of the Forth Bridges.

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Edinburgh & The Lothians Travel Information

How to get to Edinburgh & The Lothians

With an extensive network of road and rail routes, and Edinburgh Airport in the heart of the region, travel to Edinburgh & The Lothians is quick and convenient from every corner of the world.

How to get around Edinburgh & The Lothians

Edinburgh is a compact city and the Lothians are well connected with road and rail links, which makes exploring easy. You can get around the city centre on foot, by bike, by tram or use the extensive bus network, while the surrounding towns and villages in the Lothians are connected by regular bus and rail links. There are also several park and ride services, or you can hail a taxi.

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