A day trip to Edinburgh from Glasgow

Scotland’s capital city is steeped in history and well worth a trip during your stay at our 5-star holiday park. Whether you’re in to art and culture, or just want to spend some time exploring the cobbled streets and historic buildings, you’re guaranteed a memorable day out that the whole family will enjoy.

History and culture

The most popular attraction is undoubtedly Edinburgh Castle, which you’ll find at the top of Royal Mile, perched on Castle Rock. From this iconic landmark you will be rewarded with far reaching views across the city. The Scott Monument – the largest monument for a writer in the world is also a must visit destination.

If you’re short on time why not take one of the cities ‘hop on, hop off’ sightseeing buses or participate in a walking tour. During these trips you’ll be taken to the some of the most important locations across the city and receive an insight into the cities history.


You won’t be short of things to do during a day trip in Edinburgh. Although relatively small and compact, there’s a wealth of family friendly attractions within easy reach of the city centre. Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK’s only giant pandas and boasts a wide selection of interactive displays and exhibits, ideal for visitors with young children. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is also a popular rainy-day activity.


For those wanting to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, you’ll find a superb selection of popular high street stores as well as the very best in designer fashion. There’s also a wide selection of smaller independent stores and boutiques dotted around the city, ideal for picking up a present or a souvenir to commemorate your trip.

Food and drink

Edinburgh has a well-established foodie scene, with an array of pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars to choose from. You’ll find a selection of food from around the world on offer, as well as traditional home cooked dishes and whiskey to sample. If you fancy luxury fayre, Edinburgh is home to four Michelin star restaurants and a host of unique dining experiences.

Fantastic festivals

Edinburgh is renowned for the fantastic festivals that take place throughout the year. Perhaps best known is Edinburgh Fridge, which is now considered the largest arts festival in the world. Each year thousands of revellers descend on the city for the month-long event, which showcases an eclectic mix of comedians, dancers, musicians, magicians and so much more.

Another important event in Edinburgh’s annual events calendar is the Military Tattoo. Military bands and display teams put on a spectacular show, in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle. Other popular festivals include; Edinburgh Children’s Festival, Edinburgh Arts Festival and


Red Deer Village Holiday Park is ideally situated for a day trip to Edinburgh. Our central location affords visitors easy access to Stirling, Glasgow, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs as well as a range of nearby attractions and points of interest. Our family run holiday park is home to well-equipped self-catering accommodation, including chalets, holiday homes and static caravans. We also have touring and camping pitches and well-maintained facilities.