Lothian buses - bus and tram on Princes Street


Edinburgh is an incredibly walkable city, it is hilly, but just take your time, explore and enjoy our world heritage site.  Travel by tram or bus to get into town from the airport, and use the award-winning network when in town to travel longer distances or if you need a wee rest!  Here is a handy travel Visitor guide


2. Visiting

Attractions, museums and galleries are accredited in the Green Tourism scheme.  You can choose to visit businesses that take sustainability seriously and find out more about all the work going on behind the scenes to make Edinburgh a cleaner and more sustainable destination.

Taste our Best logo

3. Dining

There are plenty of independent restaurants in Edinburgh supporting local producers and celebrating the very best of Scotland’s larder  The “Taste our Best” accreditation will let you know that these eateries, big or small, are doing all they can to put sustainability in the food chain at the heart of their ethos. Markets allow you to pick up some top quality ingredients if you are self-catering or pick up some lovely food and drink gifts to take home. See Edinburgh’s markets here.

Water refill sticker

4. Drinking Water

Never buy bottled water in Scotland! We have the best water in the world and it’s one of the things that makes our whisky so special. Whilst you are here bring a refillable bottle, and top up easily using the network of Scottish Water fountains to refill your bottle or use the app (apple link) (google link) listing thousands of businesses who are more that happy for you to pop in for a fill up. (The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant are both on the app and we’ll happily fill bottles up any time!)

City of Edinburgh view

5. Beach, hills, forests, and the city

Without adding lots of extra miles Edinburgh offers everything within a short bus journey or walk.  If you are keen on keeping your transport miles low, then Edinburgh will offer you everything.  The surrounding Pentland hills, or the wilderness of Arthur’s Seat right in the centre is perfect for walkers and hikers.   Beaches and shore walks from Cramond, Portobello and East Lothian are all half day or full day options whilst you are here.  River walks along Edinburgh’s blue wildlife corridor, the Water of Leith are incredibly accessible.  The capital is a patchwork of green parks and woodlands for a brush with nature and some relaxation.