Explore The Royal Mile of Edinburgh
. Get to know the cultural heritage
. Visit the Scotch Whiskey Museum.
This trip will immerse you in the days of the knights and the Middle Ages, and also you will learn both the old and the new Edinburgh. It often became a place of grandiose historical events. The memory of the legendary independence fighter William Wallace the “brave heart” is still kept here. In this journey you will be faced with mystical legends and even ghosts in castles.
Very exciting stories are associated with each place of visit and they will definitely interest you. Moreover you are going to the estate of Walter Scott, which is filled with various things with history, as he loved to collect completely different things.
Drive Along Coast from Edinburgh
8 days itinerary by Anastasia Omelchuk - History and Culture - Car, 5 Hotels
Road Trip Categories: History and Culture
Day 1: Amazing view of the city
This evening you will spend enjoying the beautiful evening view of the city, and then visit the Korean restaurant with great atmosphere.
Day 2: Gothic style and majestic castles
Today you will be impressed by the scale of the ruins of the abbey, then you will learn all about the main attractions of Edinburgh.
You will visit the residence of the British monarchs, castle which belonged to the Preston family for several centuries and one of the most popular castles - Edinburgh Castle.
Visiting: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Day 3: Acquaintance with the diverse city culture
First of all you will go to the urban residential house of the end of the 18th century, then you will visit the Cathedral and the botanical garden of Edinburgh and at the end of the day you will visit the Museum of Scotch whiskey.
Day 4: Architecture contrast
Today you will explore the suburb of Edinburgh. The journey begins with a visit to the house which looks like a real castle and is the residence of the poet and writer Sir Walter Scott. You also have to walk through the ruins of the 12th century Abbey and then go to an unusual castle.
Visiting: Edinburgh, North Berwick, Hawick, Melrose, Roxburghshire, East Lothian
Day 5: Beautiful landscapes
This day will begin with another castle that was built to protect against stone-throwing machines. After you will visit the castle with its own garden, then you will observe incredible views of nature in the park, on the beautiful beach, near the lake and all this will be completed in an incredibly picturesque village.
Visiting: North Berwick, Edinburgh, Dirleton, Midlothian, Bonnyrigg
Day 6: Various castles and a ruined palace
The day will be full of visits to interesting places such as the castle with a chic interior inside, the castle which was once a prison and they say that there are ghosts in it.
Also one of the places will be an abandoned palace with a preserved fountain inside.
Visiting: Edinburgh, Grangemouth, Falkirk, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Queensferry
Day 7: Different types of architecture
Today will begin with a visit to a house in whose history very famous historical figures appear, then you will see a house with a pineapple roof and at the end of the day you will visit the monument which is very symbolic for the Scots.
Visiting: Grangemouth, Edinburgh, Denny, Dollar, Bo'ness, Cramond, Stirling, Falkirk, Dunblane, Causewayhead
Day 8: Dive in modern art
This is the last day of this journey and before leaving you will go to the Scottish gallery of modern art, which is different from the usual museums, this building used to be a school.