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Curated Activities – Day Tours in Edinburgh

Loch Ness and Whiskey Tasting

A tourist sniffs a glass of whiskey.

An Edinburgh day tour without whiskey is “not on”, as they say in Scotland. Whiskey tasting mid morning prepares you for a possible Loch Ness monster sighting and the option to cruise the lake. Views of Ben Nevis and Stirling Castle are part of your day. – by Viator

“Outlander” Location Tour

A castle near Edinburgh, Scotland.

Seeing the settings for this wildly popular TV series is not to be missed. Fans will thrill to see Culross Palace (the fictional Cranesmuir), Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Blackness Castle (Fort William), Midhope Castle (Jamie’s home), and Linlithgow Palace. A must do. – by Viator

Harry Potter Walking Tour

A street in old town Edinburgh.

J.K. Rowling wrote the “Harry Potter” series in Edinburgh. This walking tour covers Diagon Alley, Lord Voldemort’s burial place, the school that inspired Hogwarts School, and the cafes and hotel where Rowling wrote. Can you ace the Harry Potter trivia test during the tour? – by Get Your Guide

Hadrian’s Wall and Border Country

Hadrian's wall as it stands today.

Your small group adventure to Scotland’s ancient history starts with Rosslyn Chapel (famous from the Da Vinci Code) and carries on to Hadrian’s Wall, Melrose Abbey and the border country of Cheviot Hills. – by Viator

Old Town and Beer Crawl

Tourists toast a glass of beer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Edinburgh was the first city to export beer. The 800 year history of the city is entwined with the libation. A home brewer guide really enhances beer knowledge, as do the generous tastes. – by Get Your Guide

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.– Alexander McCall Smith

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