Wednesday 16th of December 2015
Lace up your hiking boots and set off on one of our favourite picturesque walks around the city of Edinburgh. There are plenty of famous walks surrounding the Scottish capital and we have included a range of routes to suit walkers of all abilities.
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1. Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park
This lovely hill walk is located in he heart of Edinburgh with the summit towering over the city below. Spend an afternoon escaping the hustle and bustle of the city on this three mile walk that is perfect for walkers of all abilities. Although do make sure that you’re careful when nearing the top of the climb as it can be steep and rocky in places. Offering superb views across the whole of Edinburgh, the walk takes approximately two and a half hours to complete from start to finish.
2. The Walkway
The Walkway is a much more urban walk in the heart of Edinburgh city centre which passes by many of the cultural institutions in the city along the route. Perfect for an afternoon family walk, the route passes by Colinton Village and Dell, the Union Canal, Saughton Winter Gardens, Murrayfield Stadium, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Village, Stockbridge, the Royal Botanic Garden and Leith. The walk is suitable for both cyclists and wheelchair users. Walkers can break up the route if they wish, or take the whole walk, which is estimated to take the best part of a day.
3. Cramond Island
Just a short drive in your Easirent hire car from our pick up point in Edinburgh Airport is Cramond Island, one of several islands in the Firth of Forth. Visitors to Cramond Island should make sure that they arrive during a low tide, as the island is only connected to the mainland via a paved path which is exposed during this time. One of only 17 islands that can be walked to from the Scottish Mainland, Cramond Island is approximately a one mile walk. Once a Roman outpost and then a fortified island during World War Two, the island is steeped in history and is definitely worth a visit.
4. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to the Royal Botanic Garden, just a short drive from our pick up point at Edinburgh Airport. Founded in the 17th century as a physic garden, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy in the four botanic gardens. Take a walk around the gardens which are world renowned for the richness of its plant species. T Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh aims to educate and inspire visitors from around the world on the importance of plant-science.
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