Midlothian Snow Sports Centre
The Midlothian Snowsports Centre (better known as Hillend) is home to the longest dry ski slope in Europe. Skiiers and snowboarders of all levels can find a place to fit in here. Even if you’re not feeling active, it’s worth a visit for a ride on the chair lift alone. Rising high into the Pentlands, this is the best way to capture unbeatable panoramic views of Edinburgh and its main scenic attractions.
The Sheep Heid Inn
Wherever you ramble in Holyrood Park, make sure you finish at the Sheep Heid Inn. This is Edinburgh’s oldest watering hole (no mean feat) and famous for its top notch food and old-fashioned bowling lanes. -
The Cramond Inn
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the18th century Cramond Inn. With a big sunny beer garden for the summer and roaring fires and low-beamed ceilings for the winter, nowhere else in Edinburgh quite does Sundays like this charming traditional pub.
This artistic escape is still elusive even to many Edinburgh locals – but it won’t stay that way for long. In the surrounds of the Jacobean Bonnington House, this beautiful 100-acre estate has been transformed into a sculpture park. Amazing art installations ranging from the wonderful to the bizarre sit nestled within the landscape, designed to work in harmony with their natural surrounds.