Great Days Out in Edinburgh this Christmas season


With Christmas around the corner, there has never been a better time to begin exploring Edinburgh at its most magical time of the year!

Edinburgh is infamous for hosting a massive range of festive activities which are perfect for the whole family, but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the capital this autumn and winter.

VisitScotland have launched a new incentive scheme, Great Days Out, working with businesses across the country to encourage people from across the country to enjoy fun winter days out with as much as 50% off. These unbeatable deals are guaranteed to make this Christmas season one to remember.

Edinburgh Castle 

One destination right at the heart of Scotland's capital is Edinburgh Castle. This iconic landmark stands right on our doorstep; we are fortunate enough to witness it experience all the seasons, from the (not so) sunny summer days to the crisp winter evenings!

There is no better way to visit this breathtaking piece of architecture whilst being wrapped up in layers of warm jumpers, cradling a warm mulled wine surrounded by your loved ones. The castle offers a host of deals which allow you to embark on guided tours of the grounds so you can really submerge yourself in the Scottish heritage.

As part of the Great Days Out initiative, kids' tickets are only £1 until the end of March. 

Johnnie Walker Whisky Experience 

Another 'must visit' attraction for this winter is Edinburgh's world-renowned whisky tours! Nothing says winter like a trip to Johnnie Walker's personalised whisky tasting experience. This 1820's rooftop bar is an experience like no other. It is an ideal activity to delve into Scotland's past from a new and slightly more adult perspective.

Try a 'wee dram' to blow off the Edinburgh winter air. This experience has a 2-4-1 offer on a Sunday, providing you with a 50% discount.  

A Wee Pedal Cycling Tours

If you prefer more outdoorsy activities, why not join A Wee Pedal cycling tour? This is a fantastic way for the family to unwind during the Christmas holidays and digitally detox whilst also reconnecting with the simple pleasures of nature and scenic views of Edinburgh.

They offer a host of routes for all abilities, so participation is mandatory, even for reluctant teens, and between the 1st of November and the 31st of March, the kids go half-price!

For the complete list of discounted activities in Edinburgh, visit VisitScotland's website. Embrace winter and get exploring the best of the capital today!