Easter in Edinburgh

If you’re planning a trip with the family to Edinburgh at Easter, we’ve put together a short list of ideas for your stay to help our Craigwell Cottage guests who are travelling with 2 children. Edinburgh has a lot to offer the visitor and you will never be stuck for something to see and do. The problem is there is so much to choose from.

If you haven’t been to Edinburgh before then I would recommend you take a bus tour. Most tours start outside Waverley Station. The ticket you buy lasts for 24 hours.You can hop on and hop off if you find an attraction you want to visit.

7 ideas for family fun in edinburgh

Idea’s of what there is to see and do in Edinburgh at Easter

  1. Edinburgh Zoo – book tickets in advance to see the pandas as it can be busy on the day
  2. National Museum of Scotland – particularly the Build It exhibition
  3. Camera Obscura – make sure you have a camera as there are lots of opportunities for fun photographs
  4. Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket has one of the best selections of ice creams in Edinburgh and is well worth a visit.
  5. Edinburgh Castle – again, book tickets in advance to skip the queues and if you’re interested in seeing Stirling Castle as well the 3 day Explorer Pass might be of interest
  6. It’s Edinburgh International Science Festival time, so you’ll have plenty there to experience too
  7. We love to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh at any time of year, but spring is always a special treat
  8. The Royal Yacht Britannia is well worth a visit. There is a tour bus which leaves from Waverley Bridge. However is you don’t want the tour the 22 bus from Princes Street leaves every ten minutes for Ocean Terminal.
  9. If you want to visit Rosslyn Chapel read our blog on the best way to get there.

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If you’d like to stay in the centre of Edinburgh at Easter, take a look at our availability calendar Book Now to find our remaining available dates.

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7 ideas for family fun at Easter in Edinburgh

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about an Easter break in Edinburgh. Take a look inside the cottage if you wish, or if you’re ready to book, just follow the link:

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