Need some post-lockdown inspiration? Start planning your summer adventures now with our guide to exploring the serene landscapes and historic gems around the Scottish capital.
You may wish to go for a charming coastal town nestled between mountains and ocean, or, if you’re feeling cultural, a route that takes in dazzling metal sculptures towering above rolling fields. But for the best kind of countryside retreat, you should head for the hills. Many walking routes are just a short drive away, and they attract hordes of hikers and dog walkers on both sunny and not-so-sunny days.
Worked up an appetite out there? Make sure to line up a blowout meal at one of the city’s best restaurants or pubs for later. Then get planning your next day out exploring Scotland’s beautiful (and refreshingly wild) scenery.
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