5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Edinburgh Itinerary

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World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and St Andrews Links. Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh) and St Andrews West Sands Beach (in St. Andrews). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Bamburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
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Bamburgh Castle

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