For those wanting to explore Scotland’s royal history, Edinburgh Castle is well worth a visit. Standing proudly on steep volcanic rock, it holds the glittering Crown Jewels of Scotland, as well as the Stone of Destiny.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, has an impressive 640 acre Royal Park. At the top of an ancient volcano is Arthur’s seat, which marks the highest point of the park and provides incredible views of the city.
As well as its beautiful natural scenery, Lothian & Fife is home to several wildlife parks and gardens, including the St Andrews Botanic Garden, Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World, and the Scottish Deer Centre.
Fans of the arts will be pleased to know that St Andrews has a strong cultural side, with a variety of interesting galleries and museums, including The Fraser Gallery, MUSA, the British Golf Museum, and the Bell Pettigrew Museum.
Foodies should visit the St Andrew’s Farmhouse Cheese Company, the St Andrews Brewing Company, the Lindores Abbey Distillery, or the Jamesfield Farmshop and Farmhouse Kitchen.
Those wanting to explore the quieter side of Lothian & Fife can follow the Fife Coastal Path to discover idyllic fishing villages such as Elie, Pittenweem, Anstruther, and Crail.