5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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— 4 nights


Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Craigmillar Castle and The Glenturret Distillery are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glamis Castle and Greyfriars Kirk. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: National Wallace Monument (in Stirling), Glasgow (The Necropolis & Glasgow Cathedral) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of St Andrews Castle, sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Andrews Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Glasgow, The Glenturret Distillery, Glamis Castle, National Wallace Monument
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Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle
Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle
The Glenturret Distillery ©
The Glenturret Distillery