Culture & Adventure in Scotland: Edinburgh and Loch Lomond

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Kelly Hendrix

  • Scotland

  • Edinburgh

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • International Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Castles

  • Countryside

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Curator’s statement

From city streets to loch-side, Scotland is magical with its medieval cities, lush countryside and ancient castles. This guide will take you from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond.

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Where to stay in Edinburgh and Loch Lomond

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Things to do in Edinburgh and Loch Lomond

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Castles: Edinburgh Castle and Sterling Castle.

Walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. This one mile trek takes you through the medieval section of Edinburgh. So much history!

Dine in New Town Edinburgh. Don't let the name fool you. New Town began construction in the 1700s.

See the Kelpies Sculptures. These larger-than-life horse sculptures are a wonder.

Things to do in Loch Lomond

Take a Sea Plane from the Cameron House to see an arial view of the Loch.

Sweeney's Cruise Co.: Family owned since 1880, a great way to see the Loch from the water.

Tea with Naughty Sheep: An experience you can only do in Loch Lomond.

Luss: Take a half-day to experience the picturesque village. Enjoy the shops and cafes — there's even a faerie trail!

Places to eat & drink in Edinburgh and Loch Lomond

Pasta with clams and herbs on white plate

Where to eat in Edinburgh

Cadiz: Great seafood place.

Rose Street Brewery: Authentic pub with amazing food.

The Bon Vivant: Elevated Scottish food.

IJ Mellis: To get your cheese fix.

Where to eat in Loch Lomond

The Pier: Refined dining with high-end cocktails and wine.

TAMBURRINI & WISHART: Fine dining at the Cameron House.

The Boat House: Loch-side dining.

Duck Bay Restaurant: Great for breakfast.

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