Edinburgh & The Lothians

Welcome to Edinburgh and the Lothians, where centuries of history combine with the modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan inspiring capital of Scotland

Discover the world’s leading festival city with its stunning scenery, striking architecture and fine food and drink. Edinburgh is Europe’s first literary capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with truly world-class visitor attractions and year round events.

Then venture out into the beautiful landscapes of the Lothians which stretch from coast to countryside. Head west to Dalmeny to visit Queensferry and the iconic Forth Bridge, or further again to Linlithgow with her amazing historic palace. Or venture east to the lovely seaside town of Dunbar and enjoy some great seafood. And from September 2015, glide south through scenic Midlothian and on to Galashiels and Tweedbank on the brand new Borders Railway.

Want somewhere in the country to relax and unwind? Enjoy a walk through Pentland Hills Regional Park, West Lothian’s Beecraigs Country Park, or soak up the atmosphere at the stunning Lennoxlove House in Haddington.

Edinburgh and the Lothians has so much to offer and, with excellent rail links to get you around, you'll never be far from your next moment of inspiration.

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