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24 Hours By Edinburgh's Coast - Itinerary

You've got 24 hours in Edinburgh - but with so much to see and do, where do you start? With fantastic views across the Firth of Forth to Fife, Edinburgh's coast offers a great day out and includes a few hidden gems as well as more well-known attractions and experiences.

We've teamed up with award-winning chefs Roy Brett and Ishu Mehotra, who have shared some ideas on how to experience the very best of Edinburgh's coast - from sea to plate.

Transport

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Days

1

Miles

12

Route

Around Edinburgh's coast - Cramond, Newhaven and Leith and in the city centre with stunning coastal views.

Highlights

Strolling along the promenade at Cramond, award-winning seafood,

Areas Covered

East

Day 1

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Day One

Prepare for an excellent mix of coastal walks, a glimpse into life as a royal and a nod to Scotland's national drink. It's all topped off with mouth-watering food in this whistle stop tour of Edinburgh.

Cramond

What better way to start your day than by soaking up the fresh sea air on a bracing stroll along the promenade and beach at Cramond? The popular and picturesque Cramond village boasts whitewashed houses, an old kirk and long stretches of sandy beach. At low tide, you can follow the causeway out to the fascinating tidal Cramond Island, complete with 360 views across Edinburgh and over to Fife, and its ex-military buildings, constructed during WWII. But do keep an eye on tide times.

The Fishmarket

After you've worked up an appetite, head for The Fishmarket in Newhaven, itself an area bursting with fishing heritage. Describing the menu as a celebrating of the sea, chefs Roy and Ishu have been running this popular eatery since 2018. Give your taste buds a real treat.

Royal Yacht Britannia

The floating home of the Royal Family for over 40 years, the award-winning Royal Yacht Britannia is now berthed in Leith on Edinburgh waterfront and offers an intriguing behind the scenes peek into royal life on tour. From the visitor centre, to a handheld audio tour (available in 30 languages) and luxurious Royal Deck Tea Room, discover the fascinating history stories from this treasured royal ship.

Scotch Whisky Experience

No trip to Edinburgh, or Scotland for that matter, is complete without sampling a dram of the country's national drink, whisky. The Scotch Whisky Experience is the perfect place to learn more about Scotland's distinct whisky regions, how this beloved drink is produced and raising a glass surrounded by the world's largest collection of whisky!

Ondine

Round your day off with another seafood-inspired treat from Roy and Ishu. Their first joint Edinburgh, Ondine, on George IV Bridge, mixes influences from around the world into the local Scottish seafood. Fish curry or lobster anyone? Another chance to dazzle your tastebuds.