Welcome to Edinburgh and the Lothians
Inspiring city in a wonderful landscape
Edinburgh - The inspiring capital of Scotland. Where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Adjacent to this wonderful city, and so close that access is easy, you can discover stunning scenery, striking architecture, and fine food with beautiful coast and countryside in The Lothians.
East Lothian has a wealth of wonderful coastal sights and attractions and delightful seaside towns and villages including Haddington - the birthplace of John Muir. The area is famous for its spectacular golf courses such as Musselburgh and Muirfield. Close by are the National Museum of Flight and the Scottish Seabird Centre. Walk along the beautiful coastline or follow the John Muir Way into Edinburgh.
West Lothian's delightful countryside can be enjoyed in the country parks and there are plenty of walking opportunities from strolls along the Union Canal to rewarding hikes. The area's rich heritage includes castles, prehistoric burial sites and the evocative ruin of Linlithgow Palace, sitting above a tranquil loch, minutes from the town's cobbled high street.
With its charming mix of river valleys, woods and hills Mid Lothian is perfect for outdoor activities. The area's must see attractions are Rosslyn Chapel - brought to fame by The Da Vinci Code and the National Mining Museum. The area is a food and drink paradise with an abundance of natural food resources, top-quality local ingredients and world-class chefs in highly rated restaurants. With locally smoked salmon and the finest Scottish beef, together with both beer and whiskey produced in the region there is plenty to tempt you.