7 day trips from Edinburgh to see more of Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Spend a day escaping the bustle of the city.

Spending a few days in Edinburgh and already feel like you’ve seen it all? Take a break from the bustle of the city and escape to the highlands on a day trip from the city. There are so many great Scottish locations to visit, that are great to do in a one-day round trip.

Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe and Pitlochry

The famous Loch Ness is one of the most famous places in Scotland so make sure to bring your binoculars for a spot of Nessie hunting on this tour and optional cruise of the Loch. You’ll also head to the beautiful village of Glencoe and the scenic town of Pitlochry on this one-day excursion from Edinburgh.

From £61

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies

Take a tour of Scotland's most loved sights including a visit to the huge Kelpies statue, the vast and serene Loch Lomond, and the impressive Stirling Castle. Enjoy a one-hour cruise across Loch Lomond to really soak in the sights and grab a selfie with a Kelpie!

From £52

St Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife

The town of St Andrews boasts historical ruins featured in many TV series and films, a top University, and beaches rivalling those of abroad. Surrounding this town are quaint coastal villages known for their charm and are full of interesting pieces of history from ages gone by.

From £50.85

West Highland Lochs, Mountains, and Castles

Scottish Castles always look like they have been taken directly out of fairytales and set in idyllic mountains next to beautiful, calm lochs. Have your royalty moment waltzing through the grounds of two famed castles used for filming in Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

From £57

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey, and Stirling Castle

This is a tour for all those Scottish history buffs. These three stunning architectural masterpieces are often featured in stories (The Da Vinci Code) and history turned legend (The Knights Templar). Wander the grounds and enter Dunfermline Abbey to really appreciate its beauty.

From £53

Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, and the Kingdom of Northumbria

Drop over the border into Northern England for a tour of the Holy Island, the first place Viking raiders hit when they sailed across the sea, and Alnwick Castle, home to the deadly Poison Garden and famous for its role as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film series.

From £56

Outlander Adventure Tour

Dinna fash, with this Outlander day-trip from Edinburgh you can visit ‘Lallybroch’ the home of Jamie Fraser, and four other prominent castles and filming locations across the stunning Scottish Highlands. Entrance to two of the castles is included in your ticket, a great opportunity to delve into their history.

From £85.27