Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, is a hilly town, made up of an elegant Georgian ‘new’ town and a medieval Old Town, with neoclassical buildings in abundance and even an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park. High above the city perched on a famous hilltop is Edinburgh Castle where you will find the Stone of Destiny, as history states, used in the coronation of Scotland’s rulers. The Castle is also home to Scotland’s crown jewels.
If you choose to rent a caravan near Edinburgh, you and your family will be guaranteed an exciting holiday and it will soon become evident how much there is to discover in this Scottish Lothian region.
Probably the best way to discover Edinburgh city is on foot as many of the attractions are within walking distance of each other. If you decide to drive around the city, bear in mind that parking places are almost non-existent in the areas around Princes Street and the city centre shopping areas. Buses are a main form of transport in the centre and to the surrounding towns. Options are to buy a day pass or try out one of the many open-topped tourist buses with running commentary from your guide.
2014 saw the opening of a new tram line between the Airport and city centre, stopping at many interesting places such as Haymarket, Gyle Shopping Centre, Princes Street and Murrayfield Stadium. There are ticket machines at every tram stop, and here also you can buy a day pass.
There are many famous landmarks to visit, and if you choose to rent a caravan near Edinburgh, direct from owner on Rent My Caravan, you can opt to stay for a week or more to enable you to fit in the many outings and activities.
A hilly extinct volcano, rising out of the grasslands of Holyrood Park, where you can hike to the top to take in the magnificent views of the surrounding city.
Scale the Scott Monument
If you can face the climb up the narrow spiral staircase , the view from this monument dedicated to the life of Sir Walter Scott is breathtaking.
Take in the view at Edinburgh Castle
The castle is renowned to be one of the UK’s premier tourist attractions and very worth of it’s title. Within the castle are several smaller attractions including the twelfth century St Margaret’s Chapel and The Stone of Destiny; and remember to listen out for the traditional sounding of the One O’Clock Gun, an artillery volley fired at the same time every day from the ramparts of the Castle.
On the outskirts of the city on a main bus route is the famous Edinburgh Zoo. Here you can spend a fantastic fun filled day with the family. A not to be missed event is the “Penguin Parade” that takes place most days.
Here at Rent My Caravan you can search for a holiday home from one of the many Parks we have listed in the Edinburgh region, the beautiful heart of Scotland.