Edinburgh is a city full of history dating back to the 12th century, created and protected as one of the royal burgh’s. Today, Edinburgh has a large number of attractions including the Castle and it’s number one attraction, The Royal Yacht Britannia. If you are looking for other things to do in Edinburgh, there are plenty of options.
Other Things to Do in Edinburgh
Have you heard of a Segway?
The Segway was first unveiled in 2001 and has took the world by storm. Now you can get involved and try an event.
Just recently I had the opportunity to experience a Segway Event here in Edinburgh at the Newhailes Estate. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was full of anticipation.
Safety is paramount and firstly everyone is kitted out with a helmet, elbow and knee pads. It is also recommended to be prepared for our great Scottish weather with rain jacket, gloves and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.
Raring to go we got a brief introduction to the Segway and completed our individual training before being let loose on the assault course. Once on and you get your balance, it’s such great fun!
The woodland route around the estate is one of beauty and tranquillity. The group enjoyed it so much, we didn’t want to return! It seemed to happen all too quickly, before we knew it we were back at the starting block deciding which photograph would look best on a t-shirt.
If you haven’t experienced a Segway Event, why not try one today, fantastic fun!
Newhailes House and Estate
The original house called Whitehall was built around 1686 located on the outskirts of Musselburgh, 6 miles from Edinburgh City Centre. Take the guided tour of Newhailes House to discover its 300 years of history. Hear the stories of times gone by and witness the house as if time has stood still with period features and fittings of another era.
Today the stables have a tea room and gift shop.
Don’t forget if you are visiting more than one National Trust for Scotland attraction, you might like to consider a membership. The membership would then allow you to enter all the National Trust for Scotland attractions for free.
Explore the series of underground passages and chambers carved out of sandstone beneath the ex-mining village of Gilmerton, a suburb of Edinburgh.
Some say that the Gilmerton Cove dates back more than 2,000 years others say 5,000 years with possible links to Rosslyn Chapel and The Knights Templar as mentioned in Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code or even said to have been a witches coven.
Shrouded in mystery, what will your conclusion be?
I have seen nothing else like it in Edinburgh or on further travels. Definitely worth a look!
With so much to see and do not only in Edinburgh but in Scotland, why not hire a motorhome and explore both the mainland and the outer islands.
Have you done other things to do in Edinburgh or visiting Scotland soon? We would love to hear from you. Please leave any comments/questions below. And if you enjoyed reading, don’t forget to share! Happy Travels:) x
Thank you to Segway Events, Newhailes House and Gilmerton Cove.
Disclaimer: All views and opinions are my own.