Edinburgh Wellness Travel Guide

Welcome to Scotland's capital...where cobble stone streets, medieval alleys and a forever skyline will make you swoon.  Come along and find inspiration that will recharge your spirit & make you want to come back for more!

Exquisite Edinbugh!

No trip to Scotland is complete without a stop in Edinburgh.

The city is a wonderful weekend getaway or starting point for any Scottish vacation, whether you are headed to The Highlands or to The North Coast 500. In addition, its an easy train ride from England and other great cities like London and York.

Edinburgh is packed with culture and history and its compact size makes lovely to explore on foot. If you're looking to infuse some wellness into your adventures, this Edinburgh Wellness Travel Guide is just what you need.

 why edinburgh...

 CUlture, CUlture Everywhere

The history & heritage of Edinburgh comes to life in every corner, be it parks, squares, museums or pubs.

 Walk through history

Put on your comfy shoes to explore the medieval alleys & winding streets a wash with centuries old buildings.

 Be awe-inspired by the views

Edinburgh's hills & historic structures combine to give memorable views to take home with you.

Try an Active Adventure

Hike ArTHUR's SEAT

Arthur's sat is the main peak of the extinct volcano located in the city. Go for the one of a kind view of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside.

KAYAK THE UNION CANAL

How about a fun & leisurely glide along the Union Canal? Get some fresh air and experience the relaxation of gliding along the water.

EDINBURGH RUN TOURS

If you are a runner, this is for you. Short and sweet, lace up your shoes, improve your mood and take in some of Edinburgh's best sights and views.

Connect With Nature


ST ANTHONY'S CHAPEL RUINS...
This mysterious medieval chapel is the only building in the  central area of the 640 acre Holyrood Park. A quick walk to this spot allows you to experience a glimpse of the park, without hiking to the top.

THE MEADOWS...
South of The Old Town, The Meadows are a large open grassland crossed by commanding cherry tree lined paths. It's an idyllic spot for a picnic or just to stop and watch the world go by.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS...
Find tranquility in the 72 acre gardens located just a mile from the city center. A wander of The Chinese Hillside and Rock Gardens will leave you relaxed and awe-inspired. 



ST GILES CATHEDRAL...
St Giles has been the spiritual heart of Edinburgh for over a thousand years. Don't just pass by, go inside to explore the intimate space and be soothed by the tranquil blue ceiling. 

DEAN VILLAGE...
It's an unexpected surprise to find this village tucked away right in the middle of the city. A grain mill for over 800 years, now the beautiful buildings that line the river are residential. If you want to wander in tranquility, be sure to go early in the morning. 

CALTON HILL CEMETERIES...
Some of Edinburgh's most peaceful areas are the historic graveyards. This two part cemetery has columns, statues and gardens that will evoke calm as you take-in the architectural splendor of the city.

Relax in Quiet Places

Rest, relax and find peace & quiet.

Keep Learning

The CHOCOLATarium

The georgian House

This 18th-century townhouse museum will transport you to another world. Immerse yourself in the life of a bygone era as you explore the curiosities of domestic life.

surgeons hall museums

This unique museum is fascinating! Though not for the squeamish, it offers an insightful look at the history of pathology & medicine.

Engage your curiosity with these unique Edinburgh experiences.

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food & drink

EDINBURGH'S COFFEE SCENE HAS really TAKEN OFF in recent years. FOR A GOOD BREW & A TASTY CARROT CAKE, TRY CAIRNGORM COFFEE. IT'S OPEN & AIRY AND right ON THE WAY TO DEAN VILLAGE.

Relax into afternoon tea at the colonnades. Housed in the historic signet library, the bookish atmosphere adds a timeless quality to this classic tradition.

Love soup? Don't miss the soup sampler at Scotland's first soup cafe, the union of genius. It's healthy eats, as well as, and the perfect spot to warm up on a dreary day.

The kitchin restaurant is a must visit destination for foodies. located on the leith waterfront, this michelin star experience delivers.

Dine at the most ATMOSPHERIC RESTAURANT in edinburgh, the witchery. The secret garden courtyard with french doors & secluded terrace is one magical spot.

Edinburgh has a diverse food scene and it's not just haggis and whisky! From local cafes to Michelin star restaurants, there are more than a few gems waiting for you.

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