Day Trips & Day Tours from Edinburgh

There's so much to see and do in Scotland's capital - it's easy to fill days exploring its streets and attractions. But should you want to see what lies outside the city boundaries, then your options are plentiful. With Edinburgh's central location you might be surprised at what you can visit in a day, from pretty coastal communities to iconic Highland landscapes.

You've got options on how to travel too - hop on public transport, take your own vehicle or hire car, or join a tour. And should you have a burning desire to visit a Scottish island, you could even catch a flight! Here are some ideas of incredible days out from Edinburgh.

Rosslyn Chapel

By Tour Bus

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle

© VisitScotland / Grant Paterson

By Public Transport

Edinburgh is very well connected by train and bus so there's a lot of choice for a day out using public transport.

Cottage at Pittenweem, a charming fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife

By Car

With the freedom of a car, you can visit any of the places which you can reach by tour bus or public transport, but there are also other great routes for a mini road trip

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