Fancy hitting the beach in Edinburgh? Well, you can! Take bus 124 or X15 from the centre of Edinburgh to get to Portobello Beach in less than half an hour’s time, where you can soak up the sun, stroll along the promenade, or indulge in some seaside fish and chips or an ice cream.
Offbeat art gallery, anyone? Head to the Dovecot Studios with a hundred years of history as a tapestry-weaving studio. This diaphanous space now hosts a café and art gallery, and you can even sneak a peek of the weavers practising their craft from the tapestry studio viewing balcony on Thursdays and Fridays from 12-3pm and Saturdays from 10:30am-5:30pm.
When you think of Scotland, you think of whisky, but did you know that Edinburgh is also known for gin? The Edinburgh Gin Distillery
offers all types of tours including tastings and even a workshop on how to make gin. What’s the secret of Edinburgh gin? Local ingredients like heather and milk thistle add Scottish flavours.