• Activities in Edinburgh

    Make the most of your weekend break in Edinburgh and fit in a few activities whilst you're here. With such a wide choice, we've selected a few of our favourites to help you on your way.

    Golf Breaks

    You're in Scotland, so it only seems fair to mention something about an obscure national game that's played with clubs and little dimpled balls. As any Scot will tell you, the game was born here - which means you'll find an almost bewildering selection of very fine courses within easy reach of central Edinburgh (including some excellent municipal ones). Find out more about our golfing breaks in Edinburgh

    Cycling Breaks

    If fairways and greens aren't your thing, then how about a cycling break in Edinburgh? Fancy a ride in the Pentland Hills? There are excellent cycle paths, and the route starts on the Union Canal. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. To find out more, have a look at the Scotland Outdoors website.

    Walking Breaks

    From a gentle amble round the old cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, to a trek up Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh has many routes to satisfy your walking boots. For the perfect walking break, you really can't beat Edinburgh. For more information on the various trails please visit walkscotland.com

    Climbing Breaks

    For the adventurous, why not try scaling the walls of Alien Rock, a rock climbing wall in Newhaven. Or how about the "world's largest indoor climbing arena", the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho. With top roping and lead walls, competition wall, bouldering room, gym, studio, spa and children's soft play, it's a climbers paradise. For more information visit the Edinburgh Climbing Arenas website.

    Surfing Holidays

    Pease Bay, a mere 40 minute drive away from Edinburgh offers great surfing conditions all year round. Find out more at Magic Seaweeds website.

    Skiing / Snowboarding

    For those who like the temperature a little lower, why not try the slopes of Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend? Catering for the whole family, it has challenging slopes for all boarders and skiers. Find out more at Midlothian Snowsports Centre's website.

    Clay Pigeon Shooting

    Fancy a real challenge? Why not try your hand at clay pigeon shooting in and around Edinburgh? Cluny Clays and Scottish Clay Shoot offer great packages for individuals and groups, the perfect alternative day out.

    Karting Packages

    Just 10 minutes from Edinburgh is Raceland, offering both indoor and outdoor karting for the budding 'Lewis Hamilton'. With individual and group packages available, you're sure to be smiling by the time you reach the chequered flag.

    Fishing Breaks

    For those happiest relaxing by a river, Edinburgh has many superb fishing lochs nearby. Ideal for trout and salmon fishing, the Pentland and Moorfoot hills provide fantastic pools full of hungry fish. For more information about the variety of lochs, check the Fishing in Scotland website.

    Nae Limits

    Finally, Nae Limits offer adventurous adrenaline sports – think white water rafting, kayaks, freefall abseil and more.